David Kim (violinist)
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|Born||24 May 1963 (age 53)
|Occupation(s)||violinist, concertmaster, pedagogue|
David Kim (born 24 May 1963) is a violinist born in Carbondale, Illinois and was the only American to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1986, where he got sixth prize. Since 1999, he has been the concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has played with the All-Star Orchestra, run by Music Director Gerard Schwarz. Kim is an active musician, performing with orchestras in Dallas, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Korea, and Moscow.
Kim's studies of violin started at three. He started studying with Dorothy DeLay at eight. Kim studied at the Juilliard School and received his bachelor's and master's degrees. He has been playing as concertmaster with the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1999. Kim has also taught at colleges and universities and continues to be concertmaster at the annual All-Star Orchestra, run by Music Director Gerard Schwarz. He is also a soloist in The Philadelphia Orchestra as well as many other orchestras in the world. Mr Kim has been awarded doctorates from the University of Rhode Island, Dickinson College and the Eastern University in suburban Philadelphia.
- Valdes, Lesley. "Orchestra Names A Concertmaster David Kim, A Dallas Symphony Orchestra Violinist, Was One Of Two Finalists. He's Feeling "euphoria," He Said.". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
- "The Philadelphia Orchestra". Philadelphia Orchestra Official Website. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
- Winners & Prizes Archived 2010-11-19 at the Wayback Machine.
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