2016-2017 Season

Grace KIM, Violin


Grace Ye-Eun Kim is a Korean-American violinist, pursuing her Masters degree in violin performance from the University of Michigan, with a full fellowship and scholarship.

Grace has been a recipient of numerous scholarships and winner of competitions including the 2011 Pennsylvania State University Concerto Competition and the 2008 Concerto Competition of the Annual All-City-Philadelphia High School. This led to a debut performance at the Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center of Philadelphia in 2008. 

Grace has served as a concertmaster and principal for orchestras including the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra , Penn State Philharmonic, Philadelphia All-City Orchestra, Penn State Summer Orchestra, Orquesta Metropolitana Cordoba. Her previous experiences as a chamber musician includes performances in Argentina in 2010 with the Elan String Quartet led by Max Zorin, and solo recital in Uruguay in 2012.

As a chamber musician, she toured Argentina in 2010 with the Elan String quartet led by Max Zorin, a distinguished violinist, and professor of Pennsylvania State University. Grace also gave a Master Class at the Conservatoria Superior de Musica in Villa Maria, and performed in concerts with the Orquesta Metropolitana de Cordoba in Teatro Verdi, Auditorio Carlos Ortiz, and Teatro Real.

 She currently studies with Aaron Berofsky, and was a student of James Lyon, Kyoungwoon Leah Kim, Jason DePue, Linda Peterson. Grace has also worked with internationally renowned violinists including Charles Castleman, Peter Winograd, Capucon brothers, Takacs Quartet, Erin Keefe, and Cynthia Roberts.