2012 | Dami Kim

Highly praised Korean violinist Dami Kim is currently expanding her career on many stages around the world.

The recipient of a number of awards and honors, Kim has won the first prize in 2012 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hanover, Germany, where she received a G. B. Guadagnini for three years and a CD recording contract with Naxos. She is a laureate of both 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, USA where she received „Best Performance of Classical Concerto” and „Best Performance of Beethoven Sonata” Prizes, and 2012 Queen Elisabeth International Competition in Belgium. She received 2nd prize (No 1st prize awarded) from 53rd Premio Paganini Competition in Italy, where she was also given the „Barbieri Special prize”, and the „Ruminelli Special prize” to the best placed finalist. She has won the first prize in 2011 3rd Munetsugu Angel Violin International Competition in Japan, where she has acquired a chance to use the Stradivarious „Rainville” violin for 2 years.

Kim gave recitals and has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras throughout Europe, America, and Asia, including the Debut Recital in 2015 Swiss Lucerne Festival, and a performance with NDR Philharmonie in Hannover with Maestro Manze. The various orchestras include Philadelphia Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Seoul Phil Orchestra, the Thailand Royal Phil Orchestra and many others worldwide.

Kim has been showing a great interest towards chamber music as well, that she has participated regularly in various music festivals, such as the Kronberg Music Festival with Kremerata Baltica, Ravinia festival, Yellow barn festival, among others. She has collaborated with many renowned artists including Frans Helmerson, Itamar Golan. Kim collaborated with Gidon Kremer and Steven Isserlis.

Kim began studying the violin in Korea, she graduated at the Curtis Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory in the United States. Kim held the Mark and Esther Kramer Fellowship as her merit­based full scholarship at Curtis. She is currently working on her D.M.A. (Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance) at the Stony Brook University in the United States.