“My time with [Dr. Kim] was probably the most important years in my life as a violinist. Ms. Kim taught me how to play the violin. She very patiently taught me how to make a good sound, how to maneuver the bow, how to practice for good intonation — basically everything there was to learn to be a violinist, I learned it during those years with Ms. Kim. I am so grateful for my time with Ms. Kim, which shaped who I am today, and which still guides me as I play and continue to learn.”
First prize winner of 2016 Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition, Grand Prix winner of the 2017 Concours International de Musique de l’Orchestre Philharmonique of Morocco, and top prize winner of the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition, Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition, and the Naumburg International Violin Competition. She has appeared on PBS’s “Live from Lincoln Center” and NPR’s “From the Top.”
“I look up to Ms. Kim as a musician, educator, performer, and person. Studying with her has been the most eye-opening experience for me. She helped me to grow as a musician with a whole new perspective, and was always encouraging me to strive for more and to challenge myself. Not only is she a problem solver, but she also expands students’ horizons and builds imagination. I was always impressed by her patience and endeavor to help me perfect every note and every measure, and I remember leaving every lesson excited to practice. I am so fortunate to have met her because I truly would not be where I am today had I not.”
Top prize winner in the LISMA International, Caprio Young Artist, and New York Competitions. Ms. Choi has most recently performed as a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony. “An emerging young artist, praised for her “delightful idiosyncrasy” and “musical integrity.”” (The Classical Source)
“Ms. Kim has been an influential mentor in every step of my musical career starting with my pre-college studies, undergraduate and graduate studies, and most recently my acceptance into the New World Symphony. Her dedication, absolute commitment, and faith in me as a student and violinist is undoubtedly significant in my growth as a passionate and goal driven musician. Ms. Kim got to know me and my playing so astutely during the years I studied with her that I know I can trust her ears to recognize my tendencies and to lead me in new and different directions. I teach now, and I can easily say that I know I am capable at being a great teacher because I am imitating how Ms. Kim has once taught me!”
Hye Jin Koh
A graduate of The Juilliard School, BM and Yale University, MM & Artist Diploma has held prestigious positions in orchestras such as the National Repertory Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, New Haven Symphony and the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland. She currently holds a position in the New World Symphony in Florida.