As guest violin teacher at the Yale School of MusicKorean-American violinist Soovin Kim will teach seven students, coach chamber music and lead a masterclass each semester. Although the role won’t start until July 2022, Kim will give a masterclass for students in the school’s violin, cello and double bass studios later this spring semester.
A recipient of first prize in 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. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, he was the first violinist in the Johannes Quartet for 20 years.
As an educator, he served on the faculties of Stony Brook University and the Peabody Institute, before beginning his current tenure at the University. New England Conservatory In Boston.
Kim is also the founder and artistic director of 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, together with his wife, received the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society‘s 2021 Award for Extraordinary Service to Chamber Music.