Violinist Siwoo Kim performs as soloist and chamber musician and is also the co-founding Artistic Director of Vivo Music Festival in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.
An "incisive" and "compelling" (The New York Times) violinist who plays with "stylistic sensitivity and generous tonal nuance" (Chicago Tribune), Siwoo Kim performs as soloist and chamber musician and is also the co-founding Artistic Director of Vivo Music Festival in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.
Kim made his New York concerto debut at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium with James DePreist and the Juilliard Orchestra; he made his Walt Disney Concert Hall concerto debut shortly after. Notable concerto performances have been with the Columbus, Houston, Johannesburg, Kwazulu-Natal, Seongnam, and Tulsa orchestras. An enthusiastic collaborator, he founded Quartet Senza Misura. Together they performed at an array of venues such as Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center, Terrace Theater of The Kennedy Center, Seoul Arts Center, Fundación Juan March in Spain, and Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music in Venezuela. Kim has appeared as guest artist at the Tivoli Festival in Denmark, the Bergen International Festival in Norway, the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival in South Africa, and with Ensemble DITTO in South Korea. He has performed chamber music with Itzhak Perlman, Joyce DiDonato, Jeremy Denk, Kim Kashkashian, and members of the Guarneri, Juilliard and Takács Quartets.
Kim 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 studied with Roland and Almita Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago. He went on to receive both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with Robert Mann, Donald Weilerstein, and Ronald Copes.
Kim plays the 'Abergavenny' Stradivarius violin of 1724, on generous loan from Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, on Adler: One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration.