Violinist and violist Jiwon Kim received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School where she studied with Professor Hyo Kang and Dr. I-Hao Lee. Her world premiere performance of Roberto Sierra’s Duo Concertante for violin and viola as part of the Summergarden series at the Museum of Modern Art was reviewed by The New York Times and New York Classical Review as “high-energy” and “high quality.”
An avid chamber musician and performer of new music, Jiwon has performed at distinguished venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center with New Juilliard Ensemble, Juilliard Orchestra, and Sejong Soloists. She has premiered numerous pieces working with eminent composers and contemporary ensembles. She has participated in Gil Shaham’s 1930s Violin Concertos project with Sejong Soloists, and “Pacific Mirrors - New Music from Asia and the United States” project by Japan-America Institute for New Music. Dedicated to reaching out to local and global communities with arts outreach activities, Jiwon has performed in the United Nations Headquarters sharing classical music with visitors from all over the world.
During her studies at Juilliard, Jiwon studied chamber music with Andre Emelianoff, Toby Appel, Lewis Kaplan, Joseph Kalichstein, and Charles Neidich among many others. As a member of Juilliard Orchestra, she has collaborated with celebrated conductors such as the late James DePreist, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Alan Gilbert, and Robert Spano. She also has worked with the renowned Tokyo String Quartet, Ying String Quartet, Anner Bylsma, Joseph Silverstein, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, and Ole Akahoshi in masterclasses at international music festivals and young artist programs including Banff Chamber Music Residency, Great Mountains Music Festival, and New Music for Strings in Denmark.