Naria Kim — USA

New York born violinist Naria Kim made her soloist debut performing with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra as a winner of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Soloist Audition at the age of twelve.  She was invited to perform at numerous international festivals in the US, Europe and Korea, including the Young Artist Concert at the Elan International Music Festival, the Rising Star Series at the Great Mountains International Music Festival (Korea), the Gala Concert at the Canetti International Music Festival (Italy), the L'Academie de Musique de Lausanne Duo Concert (Switzerland), the 2014 Summer New Artist Concert Series Recital of the Daejeon Cultural & Arts Center (Korea), the Sorodha Foundation Recital (Belgium) and the 30th season of the Rabi-Warner Concert Series recital at the NY Columbia University.  She has also been invited to give solo recitals and concerts at the Carnegie Weill Hall, NY Symphony Space Hall, Seoul Arts Center Recital Hall, Staller Recital Hall, Baroque Chamber Hall, Yale Morse Hall, KNUA Hall, Sejong Recital Hall, Sejong Chamber Hall, and the Kumho Art Hall.  Her recent solo performance has been sold out at the Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall where she performed with the Soliall Philharminic Orchestra.  Her upcoming concert engagements include the Chicago Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series Recital which will be broadcasted live on WFMT 98.7 fm.

Ms. Kim is a prize winner of numerous national and international competitions including the Kumho Young Artist Audition, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Soloist Audition, the Osaka International Music Competition, the Eurasia International Violin Competition, 1st prize at the Alexander & Buono International String Competition, 1st prize at the CBS national competition, overall grand prize at the Korean artist association competition, 1st prize at the Seoul philharmonic orchestra competition and second prize at the Korea Times Competition.

Ms. Kim attended the Korea National University of Arts through the early entrance program for gifted students, completing her BM in only three years.  She continued her study at the Yale School of Music, obtaining her Master Degree and Artist Diploma with full scholarship and stipend.  She is a recent graduate of the SUNY Stony Brook where she studied with Philip Setzer as a DMA student with full scholarship, stipend and Teaching Assistantship where she has graduated in a record of only two years.  She has also studied with Igor Ozim, Miriam Fried, Zakhar Bron, Shlomo Mintz, Sergei Klavchenko, Victor Danchenko, Dirk Verelst, Pierre Amoyal and Aaron Rosan through master classes and music festivals.  She studied chamber music with the Emerson Quartet and Tokyo Quartet, performing in many venues including the Yale Ensemble Series, KNUA Ensemble Series, the Beethoven Quartet Project Concert with the Tokyo Quartet and chamber performances with Philip Setzer of the Emerson Quartet.  With great love for contemporary music, she has been a member of Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players where she has done premiere concerts performed at the New York Symphony Space Hall and Staller Recital Hall as the 1st violin.

During her studies, she has served as undergraduate violin faculty at the Naugatuck Valley Community College and the State University of New York, Stony Brook.  Recently, she has joined the Chung-Ang University as a faculty member, became a member of the "We Soloists" Chamber group and the JK Ensemble, and is serving as Concertmaster of the New Korea Philharmonic Orchestra which she performed with as a soloist in multiple venues.  In 2015, she will be performing in many venues including the Camerata Recital Series in Korea and the Chicago Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series Recital which will be broadcasted live on WFMT 98.7 fm.