Kim's early teachers included Doris Preucil and Almita Vamos. He studied at the Juilliard School under Dorothy DeLay, and graduated in 1986 with bachelor's and master's degrees. In 1981, he was a prize-winner in the Saint Louis Symphony Young Artist Competition. In 1983, he won the Young Concert Artists competition.
Kim has a specific focus on chamber music performances and is a regular featured musician at chamber music festivals such as the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, La Jolla SummerFest, Chamber Music Northwest, and the Laurel Festival. He has also been active as a concerto soloist.
In 1995, Kim joined the violin faculty at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, and currently has the title of associate professor.
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