Meet The Performers

Visiting Artist - Violin

Sang Kyun Kim


Korean violinist Sang Kyun Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea where he began his violin studies at an early age with HaeEun Hyun at the Seoul National University. In 1998, Kim attended the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where he was a student of Rainer Kuechl, Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic. It was here that he earned his Bachelor, Master degrees and Post Graduate in Violin Performance.

Mr. Kim has made numerous international solo appearances including performances at the Salzburg Music Festival, and the Presidential Residence of the Republic of South Korea where Heads of State from China, South Korea, Germany, and Denmark were in attendance. In 2012, Mr. Kim earned his Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with William Preucil, Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra and former first violinist of the Cleveland Quartet.

In addition to his studies in Chicago, where he currently concertmaster of Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Mr. Kim has made guest concertmaster appearances with several orchestras in South Korea as well as the Ohio Philharmonic, and Memphis Symphony Orchestra.


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