member of New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Cellist Hyewon Kim, a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, has been on cello faculty at New York Music School since 2013. She has served as a chamber music coach in the school’s Intensive Programs directed by Hyo Kang. Ms. Kim’s students have been admitted to the Juilliard Pre-College Division and awarded top prize at the Little Mozart Competition. They also have engaged in various musical activities such as participating in outreach concerts, as well as the New York State School Music Association and Royal Conservatory Music exams.
Ms. Kim has made appearances in various concert venues including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, the Korea Society and Merkin Concert Hall. She has recorded with Gil Shaham and Sejong Soloists as part of Shaham’s 1930s Violin Concertos project released on Canary Classics. She has been invited to perform as a guest artist with Ars Antiqua de Paris and at New Year’s Eve concerts hosted by Korea’s Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, and was also featured in the Japan-America Institute for New Music concert and the Young Musicians Concert of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She performed in the New Juilliard Ensemble and New York String Seminar Orchestra under the direction of Jaime Laredo. She has served as principal and associate principal cellist of the Juilliard Orchestra under the batons of Alan Gilbert, James Levine and Itzhak Perlman.
At age thirteen, Ms. Kim appeared as a soloist performing the Brahms Double Concerto with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra. She also performed the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the Lehman Symphony Orchestra and the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the ECSO competition. The Day described her performance of the Elgar Concerto as “spellbinding” and “mesmerizing”. As a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, she has appeared on NPR’s From the Top.
Hyewon Kim has performed with various artists such as Augustin Hadelich, Frank Huang, Joyce Yang, and Paul Watkins, and has worked with Toby Appel, Eric Bartlett, Ani Kavafian and members of the Juilliard String Quartet and Ying Quartet in her chamber music and orchestral studies. She has performed in masterclasses given by Anner Bylsma, Jeremy Denk, Frans Helmerson and Daniel Müller-Schott. She has attended at Bowdoin International Music Festival as a Performing and Teaching Associate, Sarasota Music Festival, Tanglewood Institute, and served as a member of cello faculty at ArtsAhimsa Music Festival. She has engaged with her community in concerts at hospitals, churches, art galleries, libraries and schools, as well as at the United Nations General Assembly and benefit concerts for North Korea Children’s Fund, and for building water wells in Kenya, Africa.
A native of Korea, Ms. Kim was born into a classical music-loving family. After learning violin, flute and piano, the warm sound of the cello fascinated her when she was ten. After winning numerous national competitions and engaging in other musical pursuits in Korea, she was accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College Division. The recipient of various awards, including the Korean Honor Scholarship awarded by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Ryu Foundation Scholarship, she received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at The Juilliard School, where she studied with Darrett Adkins and André Emelianoff.