Yale College of Music Appoints Violinist Soovin Kim as Visiting Professor


As Visiting Professor in Violin on the Yale College of Music, Korean-American violinist Soovin Kim will train seven college students, coach chamber music, and conduct a grasp class every semester. Though the position would not begin till July 2022, Kim will give a grasp class for college students within the College’s violin, cello, and double-bass studios later on this spring semester.

A primary prize recipient on the Paganini Worldwide Violin Competitors, he’s additionally the recipient of the Borletti-Buitoni Belief Award, an Avery Fisher Profession Grant, and a Henryk Szeryng Basis Profession Award. Graduating from Curtis Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, he served as the primary violinist of the Johannes Quartet for 20 years.

As a pedagogue, he has been on the schools of Stony Brook College and the Peabody Institute, earlier than starting his present tenure on the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Kim can also be the founder and inventive director of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Competition (LCCMF) in Burlington, Vermont — along with being co-Inventive Director of Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon, together with his spouse, pianist Gloria Chen.

In 2021, alongside together with his spouse, acquired the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Heart’s 2021 Award for Extraordinary Service to Chamber Music.



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