2019 Summer Master teachers

Bomsori Kim
  • Winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition

  • Artist-in-Residence at Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Major prize winner of Tchaikovsky, Queen Elisabeth, Wieniawski, Montreal, Joseph Joachim Hannover, China, Sendai, Sibelius International Competition

  • Debut album with Maestro Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017 (Warner Classics)

  • Recital album with pianist Rafał Blechacz in 2019 (Deutsche Grammophon)

  • Debut recitals at Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Festival, Heidelberger Frühling and Gstaad Menuhin Festival

  • Season’s highlight with New York Philharmonic, Tonkünstler Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Nürnberg Symphony, Tekfen Philharmonic, Lincoln Symphony, NDR Philharmonic, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and Warsaw Philharmonic

  • Master of Music and Artist Diploma graduate of The Juilliard School (studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes)

  • Bachelor of Music graduate of Seoul National University (studied with Young Uck Kim) 

Dennis Kim
  • Concertmaster, Eleanor and Michael Gordon Chair, of the Pacific Symphony 

  • Former concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland.

  • Guest Concertmaster of London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm, KBS Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, and Singapore Symphony.

  • The youngest concertmaster in the history of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Former faculty of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Korean National University of the Arts, Yonsei University, and the Tampere Conservatory

  • Graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale School of Music (studied with Jaime Laredo, Aaron Rosand, Peter Oundjian, Paul Kantor, Victor Danchenko and Yumi Ninomiya Scott)

Michelle Kim
  • Assistant Concertmaster, The William Petschek Family Chair, of the New York Philharmonic

  • Faculty at the Mannes College of Music and NYU/Steinhardt School of Music

  • Solo performances include New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeju Philharminic Orchestra

  • Chamber music collaborations include Yefim Bronfman, Jean Yves Thibaudet, Emanuel Ax, Lang Lang, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maxim Vengerov, Cho-Liang Lin, Pinchas Zukerman Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Jian Wang, Alisa Weilerstein

  • Former faculty at the USC/Thornton School of Music, the Colburn School, and the University of California Santa Barbara

  • Founder and President of The Doublestop Foundation

  • Graduate of University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music with Professor Robert Lipsett as Starling Foundation and Presidential scholarship recipient

So Ock Kim
  • Professor at the Royal Academy of Music Hon ARAM in London

  • Recorded for Universal (France and Korea) and Naxos

  • International solo performances with the English Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Sofia Philharmonic, Orchestre Nationale de Montpellier, KBS Symphony, Torino Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Mexico State, and Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestras

  • The youngest winner of the gold medal in the prestigious Shell/LSO Competition

  • Awarded a scholarship at the age of 8 to the Purcell School (studied with Felix Andrievsky and Itzhak Rashovsky)

  • Fellowship and scholarship  student and Graduate with top Honours at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (studied with David Takeno)

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