in het nederlands
Violinist Yun Kim began her studies at prestigious preparatory institutions such as Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School in her hometown, Seoul, Korea. And she continued education on classical music in Seoul National University and completed at Northwestern University in the States with Blair Milton, former concert master of Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
As a classical violinist, in addition to working on her degrees, she built experiences in diverse musical activities. As a member of Civic Orchestra of Chicago, for example, she played under the batons of world’s renowned musicians such as Pierre Boulez, Pinkas Zukerman, and Andrey Boreyko. She continued working with ensembles, including an early music ensemble at the University. She actively performed, giving several recitals in Evanston, Illinois.
When she returned to Korea after her studies abroad, these experiences allowed her to become one of the most active members in its chamber music scene. Starting in 2007, she participated in a musical project titled, “Musica Glorifica.” Pursuing her long-term interest in historically informed performance practices, she joined a number of projects with violinist Jin Kim and other baroque music specialists. This work inspired her to go abroad again in 2010, this time in Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, to study baroque violin with François Fernandez and she received her master’s diploma with honor, ‘cum laude’ in 2016.
Having been living in Brussels for more than eight years, she has been appeared all over the world as a soloist (Concerto in D Major by Pisendel, Concerto for Violin and Keyboard by Haydn, both in Brussels), recitalist (Brussels, St. Paul, Seoul), chamber musician (Duet with François Fernandez in Brussels, Soiron, Ad Parnassum in Brussels, Applausus in Brussels, Utrecht, Roma, Musica Glorifica in Seoul, Busan, Gwangju and St. Paul) and as a leader of the orchestra under the direction of Baroque masters such as Paul Dombrecht, François Fernandez and Peter Van Heyghen.
She keeps working with number of ensembles such as La Petite Bande and Aspetti Musicali in Belgium, Concerto Barocco in Netherlands, Arte Madoline in Luxemburg, Miszla Baroque Orchestra in Austria, and Formosa Baroque Orchestra in Taiwan.
She plays also the viola, the viola d’amore, the violino piccolo and recently, the violoncello da spalla.
Yun Kim considers it a great privilege to have had studied and performed in three different continents. This, she believes, “has allowed for garnering a richer and broader perspective in music and life than I would have otherwise. I trust this “awareness” is evident in my music somehow, and I hope that I am sharing it with my listeners.”