violin & piano
Violinist and pianist Bora Kim is from Toronto, Canada, where she made her soloist debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2009 at Roy Thomson Hall. She has also performed as a soloist with the Canadian Sinfonietta, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra, and Niagara Chamber Orchestra. She has given solo recitals and performances at all the major venues in the city, including the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Carlu, the Living Arts Centre, the Canadian Broadcasting Center’s “Glenn Gould Studio,” and was invited as a special guest for a live performance interview on both instruments for Toronto’s Classical 96.3 FM.
Ms. Kim's recent highlights include a performance with Sejong Soloists at Carnegie Hall, recitals in the Netherlands as part of the Holland Music Sessions, performance with pianist Emanuel Ax at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and masterclass for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York. An avid chamber musician and winner of the Yale School of Music Chamber Competition, her piano trio has given performances at Steinway Hall in New York, as well as a lecture recital at the Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven.
As a winner of the Canada Council’s 2018 Instrument Bank Competition, Ms. Kim was awarded the three-year loan of a 1747 Januarius Gagliano violin. She has won First Prize from various national competitions, including the Canadian Music Competitions, and represented Ontario at the 2009 National Music Festival.
Ms. Kim is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Yale School of Music, where she also completed Master of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees. She holds double Bachelor of Music degrees in both Violin Performance and Piano Performance from the Colburn Conservatory of Music, as the first double-major student in the school's history. Her primary teachers include Hyo Kang, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Lipsett, Atis Bankas, John Perry, and Marina Geringas. Ms. Kim is an alumni of numerous summer festivals including Sarasota, Aspen, Norfolk, Banff, and Orford.
Ms. Kim has served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Yale School of Music, a selected Teaching Fellow at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, and has worked for outreach programs at various public schools across the country. Her students have won top prizes in national competitions including the Canadian Music Competitions and the Kiwanis Music Festival. Currently, she is a faculty member at New York Music School.