Dedicated to bringing fresh perspectives to the standard repertory and breathing life into the new, Siwoo Kim is a versatile young artist who enjoys a blossoming career as soloist and chamber musician.
As the winner of the 2011 Juilliard Violin Competition, he made his New York concerto debut at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) with James DePreist and the Juilliard Orchestra. In addition, Siwoo has given concerto performances with the Columbus, Houston, Springfield, and Tulsa symphony orchestras, among others.
Mr. Kim actively performs with ensembles in New York, including the Metropolis Ensemble, the New York Classical Players, and the Omega Ensemble. His string quartet, Quartet Senza Misura, has taken their “whip-smart performances” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker) to venues such as The Kennedy Center and Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center. A chamber music enthusiast, Siwoo has also performed with esteemed artists such as Roger Tapping and Itzhak Perlman.
Siwoo was named the recipient of the 2012 King Award for Young Artists. He took second place at the 2010 Corpus Christi International Competition for Piano and Strings, where he was also awarded special prizes for the best performance of solo Bach and violin performance. He has also been named top prizewinner in the California, Crescendo, Hellam, Ima Hogg, Schadt, Sejong, WAMSO, and Yangtongliu competitions.
Exciting projects lie ahead for Mr. Kim in the 2013 – 2014 season. Highlights include a week-long residency with El Sistema in Venezuela; performances at the Bergen (Norway) and Tivoli (Denmark) International Festivals; tour in South Korea with Ensemble DITTO; and the world premiere of Juilliard composition faculty member Samuel Adler’s first violin concerto.
Siwoo is currently pursuing a Master of Music Degree at The Juilliard School with full scholarship. There, he leads the Juilliard Orchestra as concertmaster and studies with Donald Weilerstein and Ronald Copes. As an undergraduate student, he was a student of Robert Mann. Prior to Juilliard, Siwoo studied with Roland and Almita Vamos at The Music Institute of Chicago.
Mr. Kim plays on a 1728 “Artot” Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from the Juilliard Historic Stringed Instrument Collection.