Anna Im

Anna Im

Anna Im

Anna Im was the First Prize winner at both the 10th Michael Hill International Violin Competition and the 2nd Stuttgart International Violin Competition.


    Anna Im earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Aaron Rosand. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Curtis/Milka Violin Artist Prize. The recording of a live performance of the Brahms String Quintet which she led as first violin was selected as the first track of the "Curtis 95 Years of Artistry Season Selections" album. 

    Anna has been hailed for her extraordinarily beautiful sound and for being an engaging and passionate musician, appearing as a soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic, and Salzburger Solisten, among others. In addition to having won top prizes at various competitions in her native Korea at an early age, Anna has been a prizewinner, laureate, and finalist in various international competitions. She has also been invited to participate in many festivals including the Kronberg Academy Festival, Ravinia Festival, IMS Prussia Cove, and Aspen Music Festival, among others. As a chamber musician, Anna has performed with Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff, and Tabea Zimmermann as part of Kronberg Academy’s “Chamber Music Connects the World”.

    Anna recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London, earning both her Advanced Diploma and Master's degree under So-Ock Kim. Honoured with the prestigious Bicentenary Scholarship, her second album, titled Rêverie, is in collaboration with Linn Records and part of the Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Series.