Hailed by the New York Times as “a brilliant soloist,”“…played with extraordinary precision and luminosity,” violinist Fabiola Kim is one of the most dynamic players of her generation with a wide variety of repertoire from classical to contemporary music. Recently, She played concertos with conductors Jane Glover and Nicholas McGegan in her summer season. She won the Aspen Music Festival AACA Concerto Competition and played with AACA at Aspen Music Festival and won the prestigious Juilliard Concerto Competition and made a successful appearance in Avery Fischer Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Alan Gilbert. After beginning her studies at the age of four, she made her concerto debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra just three years later. Ms. Kim is the winner of various awards and competitions, including the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra’s Concerto Competition as the youngest competitor in the history of the competition to win.
Since then, she has won the Aspen Music Festival Violin Concerto Competition in 2005, Livingston Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition, the Kumho Prodigy Music Award, an award given to the most promising young musicians in Korea, and was a prize winner at Corpus Christi International Competition and the Irving M. Klein International Competition for Strings. Her past solo performances include engagements with the Seoul and Suwon Philharmonics; the Kangnam, Korean, Broward, and Prime Symphony Orchestras; the Livingston Symphony; Koln Chamber Orchestra; North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, Orquestra Sinfonica OSUANL, and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV.
In addition to her solo engagements, Ms. Kim has a passion for orchestral repertoire, has been featured on the radio, and plays outreach concerts. She regularly performs as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra and was concertmaster for the New York String Orchestra Seminar in 2012. Her outreach concerts have taken her all over New York and she has recently participated in a week long residency at Juilliard in Aiken in South Carolina. Her radio appearances have been featured on NPR’s From the Top and The Young Artists Showcase on WQXR New York.
As a fellowship student, Ms. Kim has been accepted to the Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Ishikawa Music Festival in Japan, the Courchevel Music Festival in France, and the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado; she has also taken part in the London Masterclasses and the Mozarteum Summer Academy where she took master classes with Gyorgy Pauk, Zakhar Bron and Vadim Gluzman.
Ms. Kim’s concerts have taken her all across the globe, as she has performed throughout North America, Mexico, Europe, Japan, and South Korea, performing at well known venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer and Alice Tully at Lincoln Center, the Seoul and Kumho Arts Centers, the Kimmel Center, the Church of St. Martins in the Fields, and the Auditorium Conciliazione.
Born into a musical family, Ms. Kim has a special relationship with The Juilliard School, where her parents first met as students. She is herself a recent Bachelor and Master of Music recipient of Juilliard under the tutelage of Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes. Her former teachers and mentors include Kyung Wha Chung, Namyun Kim and Choongjin Chang.
Her near future engagements include concerto performances with Rome Symphony Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Choongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, Hofer Symphoniker, and Westdeutche Sinfonia, and a three recital series of the complete Beethoven Sonatas.
This performance marks Fabiola Kim’s La Jolla Music Society debut.