Yale School of Music Appoints Violinist Soovin Kim as Visiting Professor

This new role will be in addition to being a full time faculty member of New England Conservatory's College and Preparatory School

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As Visiting Professor in Violin at the Yale School of Music, Korean-American violinist Soovin Kim will teach seven students, coach chamber music, and conduct a master class each semester. Although the role doesn't start until July 2022, Kim will give a master class for students in the School’s violin, cello, and double-bass studios later in this spring semester.

A first prize recipient at the Paganini International Violin Competition, he is also the recipient of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award. Graduating from Curtis Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, he served as the first violinist of the Johannes Quartet for 20 years.

As a pedagogue, he has been on the faculties of Stony Brook University and the Peabody Institute, before beginning his current tenure at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Kim is also the founder and artistic director of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival (LCCMF) in Burlington, Vermont — in addition to being co-Artistic Director of Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, pianist Gloria Chen.

In 2021, along with his wife, received the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s 2021 Award for Extraordinary Service to Chamber Music.