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Kim Kyung-Jun (born 11 May 1987) is a South Korean violinist.
Kim was born in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea. He began playing the violin at age of seven. Kim is a South Korean citizen. He lived in the United States from 2003 to 2009. Kim attended Rutherford High School and The Juilliard School, then went on to Yale University to do a professional performance certificate. He is currently studying at Yonsei University.
South Korean competitions
Kim won first prize at the Journal of Music Competition (1995). He won first-prize at the Eumag Chunchu Competition, first prize at the Music Education News Concours. After his return to South Korea in 2009, he went on to win multiple national music competitions in 2010. He won first prize at the Eumag Chunchu Competition (2010), first-prize at the Music Education News Concours (2010), first prize at the Korea Herald Music Competition (2010), second-prize at the Strad Competition of Korea (2010), second-prize at the Buam Concours (2010), and first-prize at the Inje Concours (2011).
International music competitions
In the United States, Kim won the New York Korea Daily "Dreamtree in World" award, first prize at the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artists Competition, second prize at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Auditions Competition (2004), semi-finalist at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions (2005), second prize at the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Young Soloist Competition (2006), and first prize at the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition (2008). He won the diploma at the 29th Concorso Internazionale di Violino "Premio Rodolfo Lipizer" (2010), and the third prize at the 5th Yokohama International Music Competition (2011). He was also invited to the 4th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (2002), the 9th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition (2005), and the 5th Seoul International Music Competition.
Kim won third prize at the Yokohama International Music Competition (2011). After a successful benign cell tumor surgery in December 2011, he applied to the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Belgium in 2012 by sending an application and DVD performance. His recital program was Brahms Sonata No.3 for Violin and Piano in D minor, Chausson Poeme Op.25, Esa-Pekka Salonen Lachen Verlernt, and Waxman Carmen Fantasy. He was the 17th South Korean violinist ranked.
Kim was invited to perform at the 28th Young Musicians Festival (2011). This was his main home country performance in more recent years (Chausson Poeme Op.25). He also performed and recorded Eugene Ysaye Sonate pour violon seul No.2, No.3, No.4, No.5, and No.6 in the summer 2011. His other performances include recital and short performances at Muttart Hall, Winspeare Center, the Lincoln Center, and Yale University.
Kim appeared on the McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase, particular week radio program "The Hidden Gems" (2011). He was one of the winners of the Salon de Virtuosi Award winner. That year, he worked as the concertmaster of the Juilliard School Pre-College Orchestra. He performed the first movement of Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Op.35 at Steinway Hall New York in 2006, playing the Antonio Stradivari "Lady Tannant" instrument. It was five years later, he recorded his performance specially to the McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase which was broadcast in February 2011. He played Eugene Ysaye Sonata No.5, playing the modern American Sergio Peresson instrument.