Jia Kim - Cello
Cellist Jia Kim began her cello studies at the age of eleven in Korea, where she has won first place in the Korean Music Association Competition, the National Symphony Orchestra Competition of Korea and the Young Musician Foundation's National Debut Concerto Competition. Since then Ms.Kim has taken the stage in cities across the United States, South America, Europe and South Korea. Her performances have been reviewed by the New York Times, Vermont Today, South Florida Classical Review, the HamptonRoads and have been broadcasted on WQXR, PBS and KMZT Classical.
As a passionate and active chamber musician, Ms. Kim is one of the founding members of the Fidelio String Quartet and Tristan Piano Quartet which made their debut in New York's Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center last winter and was invited back to the stage in the Spring, along with recitals and projects in the New York City area. Ms.Kim has worked with renowned artists such as Frans Helmerson, Robert Mann, Paul Katz, Roger Tapping, Don Weilerstein, Itzhak Perlman, as well as members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Cavani String Quartet, Cleveland Quartet, Orion String Quartet among others. She has appeared in performance at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Licoln Center's Avery Fischer Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Chicago Symphony Center's Orchestra Hall, Miami's Arsht Center, Valle De Bravo in Mexico, Toronto's Royal Conservatory, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Le Poisson Rouge in NYC, EJ Thomas Hall, The Korea Society in NYC, Barclay Center in Brooklyn, Princeton University's Alexander Hall and many more.
Ms. Kim is a recipient of numerous awards including the Jack Smith Memorial Award, Most Promising Young Talent at the 2005 Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental competition in California, and Performing Arts Scholarship at the Cerritos Center of Arts Education. She has received full scholarship to the Crossroads School in Santa Monica and the Colburn School of Performing Arts where she studied with Ronald Leonard for six years. As a teenager, she spent five summers at The Perlman Music Program Summer Music School in Shelter Island which gave her life changing experiences. She has also participated at Kneisel Hall in Maine and returned to The Perlman Music Program's Chamber Music Workshop where she was invited to perform with Itzhak Perlman in the program's chamber music tour appearing on stages in Israel, Toronto, Mexico City, Virginia, Miami and New York City.
Along with performing, Ms.Kim enjoys teaching her private students in White Plains, NY, and in New York City. She is on the faculty of the Brearley School and The New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program. Recently she was invited to do a Visiting Artist Residency at the University of Hawaii and also at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. Ms. Kim performs on a 2005 Mario Miralles Cello, by a generous loan from the Maestro Foundation, and has studied with Joel Krosnick at the Juilliard School where she holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in Music.