Violinist and Stradivari Society recipient of the “Moller” Guarneri del Gesù of 1725 thanks to his generous patron, the Samsung Foundaton of Culture, Stephen Kim is quickly building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso. As the latest major feather in his cap, he was awarded Third Prize at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition, garnering the violinist important international recognition. He has previously won Third Prize at the 2018 Premio Paganini International Violin Competition and Second Prize at the 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition.
Kim is a graduate of the Curtis Institute where he studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Aaron Rosand and the late Joseph Silverstein, and is currently a student of Hyo Kang at The Juilliard School. His recent debuts include solo performances with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra. Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, and the l’Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice. In June 2018, Kim performed at the Award Presentation Ceremony of Korea’s prestigious Ho-Am Prize. Other engagements include appearances at the Kingston Music Festival and multiple concert tours in Belgium, Korea, Macao, and Hong Kong. You can enjoy watching Stephen play Brahms’ Violin Concerto at the Competition here. Bravo, Stephen!