JinHee Kate Kim

Violin Session 3

Dr. JinHee Kate Kim enjoys her career as a chamber musician, multi-media violinist, and educator. Praised for her “sensitive voicing” by the German Newspaper Leipziger Volkszeitung, Dr. Kim has given numerous chamber recitals, concerto and orchestra concerts throughout the U. S., Canada, Korea, Germany, and Italy in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, Symphony Hall in Boston, the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, and the Old City Hall in Leipzig. Prizes awarded to Dr. Kim includes the First and the Silver medal prizes at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in New York, the Most Distinguished Musicians Award and Brahms Award at IBLA International Competition in Italy, prestigious Tourjée Alumni Award at the New England Conservatory in Boston where her name remains today on the Tourjée Alumni Award plaque.

As an educator, Dr. Kim currently teaches violin at California Baptist University and previously taught at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, Boston University, and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She taught violin, viola, chamber music, string pedagogy, and music theory, and also has been regularly judging at competitions and giving masterclasses and workshops in the U.S. and abroad including Southwestern California Youth Music Festival, Music Teachers Association of California,  California Association of Professional Music Teachers, and Junior Chamber Music. Both her university students and private students accomplished receiving scholarships to continue their studies in the United States such as the New England Conservatory, Boston University, Vanderbilt University, and Northwestern University. Her students were laureates of many national and international competitions including Boston Pops Young Artist Competition, American Protégé International Concerto Competition and AFAF International Competition, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York, and also have been concertmasters and members of All-State, National, Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, Cincinnati Junior String Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the New England Conservatory of Music prep division orchestras.

In 1992, Dr. Kim sustained an injury to her left hand. This inspired her to develop groundbreaking performance methods using multi-media. She created unique performances called El Bara Art (Hebrew for “God creates”), which includes “The Creation of the World’’, “The Wanderer”, and “Return to HIM”, complex multi-media pieces encompassing violin performance, recorded narrations, acting, sound effects, mime, and collage art. As a pioneer of multi-media performance, starting in 1995, she continues perform at churches in the Unites States and Korea.

Dr. Kim studied at the New England Conservatory of Music with Michèle Auclair and James Buswell and Boston University, where she was a teaching assistant to revered performer and teacher, Prof. Roman Totenberg. She studied chamber music with Menahem Pressler, Lorence Lesser, the Borromeo Quartet, the Muir Quartet, and Lee Fiser of the LaSalle Quartet.