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Kyung-Jun Kim


BIO:

Violinist Kyung-Jun was born in June, 1987 and quickly garnered his artistic reputation as rising international violinist with elegance, power, and intelligence in three main continents. As young performer, he was the semi-finalist at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for young musicians. He won the third-prize at the Yokohama International String Competition, and won the sixth-prize at the Nishinihon International Music Competition.

In 2005, Kyung-Jun was the semi-finalist at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. The following year, he was the winner of the Salon de Virtuosi Award. His performance was broadcasted through the McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase. Two years after, Mr. Kim won the first-prize at the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition. Moreover, Mr. Kim won the first-prize at the Korea International Music Competition and the semi-finalist at the Unsigned Only Music Competition.

In addition, most recent success was winning the second-prize (silver award) at the Svirel International Music Competition, playing Paganini’s La Campanella and Wieniawski’s Scherzo Tarantella. As recitalist, Kyung-Jun performed at the Euro Music Festival, the Eumyoun Music Festival, the Great Mountains Music Festival, the Walnut Hill Summer Music Festival, and the Young Musicians Festival. His other performances were at the North American concert halls such as Muttart Hall, Winspeare Center, the Lincoln Center, and Yale University.

In addition, Mr. Kim's more recent recital highlights were brilliant. Starting from 2008, he gave several memorable recitals at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, the complete Eugene Ysaye Violin Solo Sonatas recital followed by muffin reception at Buam Art Hall (Korea, 2011), the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol "Share your Talent" which was recital series over three days at the Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (the Netherlands, 2015), and complete J.S.Bach Violin Solo Sontas Recital at Uijeongbu Arts Center Recital Hall (Korea, 2015). Kyung-Jun Kim was recipient at the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

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