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YuEun Kim

Ye Eun Kim


YuEun Kim, violin (Seoul, Korea), has won top prizes at the Korean Times Music Competition, Kumho Art Hall Recital Series Competition, Sungjung Competition, Music Education News Concours, and the Seoul Young Chamber Music Competition. YuEun also received 2nd prize at Joong Ang Music Concours and was selected to be a semi-finalist in the 2012 Buenos Aires International Violin Competition. She has performed as a soloist with the Seoul National University Philharmonic Orchestra and the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra. YuEun is a Junior Member of the Chamber Music Society of Kumho Art Hall, and she has performed in more than 20 concert series, including a performance at the Lincoln Center in New York. She loves performing for smaller and more casual venues, such as House Concert and the Starlite Outreach Community concerts in Korea. YuEun has participated in the Seoul Spring Festival - Fringe Festival, Seoul National University Chamber Music Festival, Costa Rica International Music Festival of Music4one and Klangspuren Festival in Austria. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Seoul National University and is presently working towards her graduate certificate under the tutelage of Midori Goto at the University of Southern California on a full scholarship. YuEun actively performs in the Los Angeles area, including recitals at the Pasadena City College, Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Palos Verdes Library and has won first places in USC’s Solo Bach Competition and the Strings Concerto Competition. This year, she was selected to be a semi-finalist at the China international violin competition. YuEun will be performing as a soloist with the USC Symphony Orchestra this year. Past Yellow Barn musician (2014)