Hye-Jin Kim, violin

Violinist Hye-Jin Kim, winner of the Yehudi Menuhin and the Concert Artists Guild international competitions, has performed as soloist with the Philadelphia, New Jersey Symphony, New Haven Symphony BBC Concert (UK), Seoul Phil
harmonic (Korea), Pan Asia Symphony (Hong Kong), and Hanover Chamber (Germany) orchestras. She has appeared in major venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Kimmel Center Verizon Hall, the Kravis Center, Salzburg's Mirabel Schloss, St. John's Smith Square and Wigmore Hall in London. At the invitation of Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, she performed at the U.N. Headquarters in both Geneva and New York and served as a cultural representative for Korea in Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan through concerts and outreach engagements. A passionate chamber musician, Kim has appeared in notable chamber music festivals internationally including Marlboro, Ravinia, Four Seaosns, Music from Angel Fire, Music@Menlo, Seoul Spring, Bridgehampton, Music in the Vineyards chamber music festivals and Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Hye-Jin Kim entered the Curtis Institute of Music at age 14 and earned her Masters degree at the New England Conservatory. Currently, Kim is Assistant Professor of Violin at East Carolina University, where she founded and directs the ECU Summer Chamber Music Institute. Kim's debut CD, From the Homeland, featuring works by Debussy, Smetana, Sibelius and Janacek is available on CAG Records. She is a member of the Cooperstown Quartet.