Soovin Kim

An exciting young player who has built on the early successes of his prize-winning years to emerge as a mature and communicative artist.

PHOTO CREDIT: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Mr. Kim enjoys a broad musical career, regularly performing repertoire such as Bach sonatas and Paganini caprices for solo violin, sonatas for violin and piano ranging from Beethoven to Ives, Mozart and Haydn concertos and symphonies.  As a conductor, he offers new world-premiere works almost every season.

He immersed himself in the string quartet literature for 20 years as the 1st violinist of the Johannes Quartet and now plays in the newly-formed Chien-Kim-Watkins piano trio

Among his many commercial recordings are his “thrillingly triumphant” (Classic FM Magazine) disc of Paganini’s demanding24 Caprices, and a two-disc set of Bach’s complete solo violin works to be released in 2018.  When he was 20 years old Mr. Kim received 1st prize at the Paganini International Violin Competition and subsequently was awarded the Henryk Szeryng Career Award,

the Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He is the founder and Co-Artistic Director of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival (LCCMF) in Burlington, Vermont. Mr. Kim is a passionate teacher and devotes much of his time to working with his students at the New England Conservatory in Boston.