A prolific young performer, MICHELLE MI-KYUNG KIM joined the New York Philharmonic as Assistant Concertmaster in 2001. Previously she was concertmaster of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, the 20th Century Unlimited Chamber Orchestra, the Fresno Philharmonic, the Riverside Philharmonic, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and the Asia America Symphony Orchestra, among other ensembles.
As a soloist, Kim has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, and New Jersey Symphony, and in 1999, she was invited to become first violinist of the Rossetti String Quartet. Upcoming engagements include solo appearance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the 20th Century Unlimited Chamber Orchestra, Riverside Philharmonic, and solo recitals in the United States and abroad. Kim is also an active chamber musician and has performed with Christopher O'Riley, Gary Hoffman, Cho-Liang Lin, David Golub, and Yefim Bronfman; the Aeolian and Palos Verdes chamber music series; and La Jolla Chamber and Santa Fe music festivals.
A student of Professor Robert Lipsett, Kim attended the University of Southern California/Thornton School of Music as a Starling Foundation scholarship recipient and the Colburn School of Performing Arts. She received additional coaching and master class training from such master musicians as Dorothy DeLay, Yehudi Menuhin, Michael Tree, Cho-Liang Lin, Josef Gingold, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell, and the Amadeus Quartet. In 1991, Kim was named a Presidential Scholar and performed in recital at the Kennedy Center and the White House. Since 1996, Kim has served on the faculties of the University of Southern California and the R.D. Colburn School of Performing Arts, both based in Los Angeles.