Originally from Seoul, Korea, violinist Eunho Kim received her BM from Seoul National University, and MM & DMA from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she earned additional MM in Music Theory with academic excellence.
Kim has been an active performer in solo and chamber recitals, and her solo performance on the King Henry IV Amati violin at the National Music Museum was aired nationally on NPR. She soloed with South Dakota Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, Huron Symphony, and South Dakota Youth Symphony Orchestras among others, and appeared in the festival orchestras under direction of Myung-hun Chung, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Charles Dutoit. Her past orchestra positions include a section member in Kentucky Symphony and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestras during her graduate studies, Concertmaster of Sioux City Symphony Orchestra (2005-09), and Associate Concertmaster of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (2015-17).
A devoted pedagogue, Kim held the Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola position at University of South Dakota (2009-16) after serving on the adjunct faculty of Morningside College, Northwestern College, and Dordt College in Northwest Iowa. As the Co-Director and Concertmaster of the no-conductor USD Chamber Orchestra, she brought the group on performance tours to various venues in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. A number of her students have won prizes at solo competitions, concerto competitions, and All State Orchestra front chairs. She has adjudicated numerous competitions and contests, and served as the chair of SDMTA String Competitions.
With her passion in chamber music, Kim was the violinist of Morningside Piano Trio, Iowa International Piano Competition, and Rawlins Piano Trio, and gave performances and masterclasses in Korea, Japan, Panama, and throughout the U.S. She performed at the national conferences of Chamber Music America (CMA) and College Music Society (CMS) with Rawlins Piano Trio, and the recording with the group, Attracting Opposites: New Music for Piano Trio, was released by Azica Records in 2013.
Kim has recently moved to Kent, OH with her family and will continue performing and teaching in the Northeast Ohio area. She lives with her musician husband, Dr. Jungho Kim (Orchestra Director of Kent State University), and their two sons, Teo and Juno.
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Download article as PDF by Daniel Hathaway Surely it was just a coincidence that CityMusic Cleveland’s final series of concerts mostly duplicated works The Cleveland Orchestra had played the week before in the third concert of its all-Beethoven Prometheus Project at Severance Hall. The unique piece on CityMusic’s program was the Violin Concerto, which received […]