Stephen Kim
United States of America, °1995
VIOLIN 2019 : Third Prize
Stephen Kim trained at the Curtis Institute of Music under Shmuel Ashkenasi, Aaron Rosand, and Joseph Silverstein and was awarded the Curtis Institute’s Milka Violin Artist Prize in 2018. He is currently studying at the Juilliard School under Hyo Kang. He has won prizes at a number of competitions : the Yehudi Menuhin, the Sendai, and, more recently, the Premio Paganini. He has worked with, among others, the Curtis Chamber Orchestra, the Carmel Symphony, the Terre Haute Symphony, the Austin Symphony, the Suwon Philharmonic, the Sendai Philharmonic, and the Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice. He recently performed in the recital series of the Stradivari Society and the Verbier Festival Academy. Stephen Kim is the only person to have won three of the competitions organised by the Aspen Music Festival : the Brahms Violin Concerto in 2014, the Dorothy DeLay Memorial Fellowship in 2013, and the AACA Mozart Violin Concerto Competition in 2011.


2018 - : Hyo Kang
2016 - 2018: Aaron Rosand
2013 - 2015: Joseph Silverstein
2013 - 2018: Shmuel Ashkenasi


2018 - : Juilliard School
2013 - 2018: Bachelor of Music, Curtis Institute of Music


2018: Teatro Carlo Felice (Genoa, Italy), Teatro Carlo Felice, L'orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice, Michael Zlabinger
2018: Field Concert Hall (Philadelphia, USA), Curtis Institute of Music, Solo Recital with Daniel Hsu, piano
2017: WAC of Chicago (Chicago, USA), Stradivari Society recipient recital series, Solo Recital with Beilin Han, piano
2017: Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai (Sendai, Japan), Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai, Sendai City Symphony Orchestra, Keita Matsui
2016-2017: (United States tour in nine cities), Curtis Institute of Music, Curtis Chamber Orchestra, conductor-less
2016: Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai (Sendai, Japan), Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Junichi Hirokami


2018: 3rd Prize, Paganini International Violin Competition (Genoa, Italy)
2016: 2nd Prize, Sendai International Violin Competition
2015: 5th Prize, Seoul International Violin Competition
2014: 4th Prize and Chamber Music Prize, Menuhin International Violin Competition
Final 2019 : Stephen Kim
Semi-final 2019: Stephen Kim - recital
Semi-final 2019: Stephen Kim - concerto
Final (21/05/2019)
Kimmo Hakola Fidl op. 99
Johannes Brahms Concerto in D major op. 77
Stephen Kim, violin
Belgian National Orchestra, dir. Hugh Wolff

Récital (10/05/2019)

Eugène Ysaÿe Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1)
Bram Van Camp Scherzo - Bagatelle
Johannes Brahms Sonata n. 3 in D minor op. 108
Stephen Kim, violin
Samuel Parent, pianist accompanist

Concerto (07/05/2019)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 5 in A major KV 219
Stephen Kim, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Jean-Jacques Kantorow
First round (30/04/2019)
Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 9 in E major
Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro assai (Sonata n. 8 in G major op. 30/3)
Stephen Kim, violin
Samuel Parent, pianist accompanist
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