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1st violin at Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Violinist Youngsun Kim received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Manhattan School of Music with the dissertation “The Solo Violin Caprice: A Survey of its Evolution from the Eighteenth Century to the Present.” Prior to her doctoral studies, Ms. Kim graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seoul National University and holds her Master’s degree and Artist Diploma from Yale University.

A native of Korea, Ms. Kim is an active soloist as well as chamber musician in Korea and the United States. She has performed in places such as Hoam Art Hall, Kumho Art Hall, Seongnam Arts Center, and Seoul Arts Center in Korea, and Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Woolsey Hall in the United States. As an avid chamber musician, Ms. Kim gave performances in Connecticut and New Jersey, and has performed at various chamber music festivals including Kneisel Hall and Norfolk Music Festival. As an orchestral musician, she has been a part of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, and Seoul Classical Players. Dr. Kim has been a faculty member at New York Music School since 2013.

Former & current student achievements at New York Music School:

- Admitted into Manhattan School of Music Prep Division (2019)

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