Kim Kyung-jun

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Kim Kyung Jun (born 11 May 1987) -asian lunar birthday, and official birthday known- is a South Korean violinist.

Biography[edit]

Kyung Jun Kim is violinist, born in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea. He began playing the violin at age of six. Kim attended Victoria School for the Arts, Sunhwa Arts School, Rutherford High School and Yonsei University.[1] Professional music tranings at Korea National University of the Arts preparatory school,[2] The Juilliard School pre-college,[3] and Yale University music school.[4]

Competitions[edit]

South Korean competitions[edit]

Kyung Jun Kim is winner of many national music competitions in South Korea. At age 8, he was named finalist at the Hankookilbo Competition [5] in 1994. Since than, he won top prizes at the Journal of Music Competition,[6] Music Spring Autumn Competition,[7] Music Education News Concours,[8] Ehwa & KyungHyang Music Concour,[9] Strad Competition of Korea,[10] Seoul National Symphony National Youth Music Competition,[11] Buam Concours,[12] Inje Concours,[13] Korea Daily (Joong Ang) World Dreamtree Award Contest,[14] Korea Herald Music Competition [15] (2010), and Faith Hope Love Music Competition (2015).[16] He was the winner of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award,[17] and won the third-prize at the Yokohama International Music Competition.[18]

International music competitions[edit]

In the United States, Kyung Jun won the first-prize at the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artists Competition immediately after his arrival for his international music studies beginning in 2002. Two years later, he also won the second-prize at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Auditions Competition (2004), and the second-prize at the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Young Soloist Competition. As world rising violinist, Mr. Kyung Jun Kim was named semi-finalist at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for young musician and the Young Concert Artist International Auditions. He was winner of the first-prize at the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra International Young Artist Competition.

Performances[edit]

Kyung Jun Kim performed at the Euro Music Festival, the Eumyeon Music Festival, the Walnut Hill Summer Music Festival, and the Young Musicians Festival. His other performances were at the North American concert halls, Muttart Hall, Winspeare Center, the Lincoln Center, and Yale University.[19] In addition, Mr. Kim's most recent recital highlights are brilliant. Starting from 2008, he gave four most memorable recitals at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts (lounge), the Mcgraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase, the Eugene Ysaye Sonatas Muffin Reception recital, and the Amsterdam International Airport Schiphol "Share your Talent" recital series over three days. As soloist, Mr. Kim is trying to appear at more solo performances, as his solo repertoire has finally reached to maximum number of nearly forty.

Radio broadcasts and special thanks[edit]

violinist Kyung Jun appeared on the McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase, particular week radio program titled "The Hidden Gems" (2011). He was winner of the Salon de Virtuosi Award.[20] The year he won this prestigious award, Mr. Kim worked as the concertmaster, the Juilliard School Pre-College Orchestra. He performed first movement of Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Op.35 at the Steinway Hall, New York, playing with the Antonio Stradivari "Lady Tannant" kindly loaned from the Stradivari Society. He is usually playing with the Sergio Peresson.[21]

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