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Minju Kim

Principal Ari Hightower Chair

Minju Kim started playing the violin at the age of eight. She participated in the pre-college program at the Colburn School of Music, where she studied with Henri Gronnier, and was later accepted to the Cleveland Institute of Music on scholarship. She recently completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Paul Kantor. In addition to having been a full scholarship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and School for four summers, she has also taken part in the Banff Music Festival, Orford Music Festival, IMS at Prussia Cove and the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and School. She has studied with members of the Cavani Quartet, and has had coachings and masterclasses with eminent musicians such as Peter Salaff, Gerhard Schulz, Michel Frischenschlager, Andres Cardenes, Soovin Kim, Joel Smirnoff, Monica Huggett, Ronald Copes, Seymour Lipkin and Roman Totenberg. An avid orchestral musician, Minju has held positions with the Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony and the Richmond Symphony. She is now pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studies with Mauricio Fuks as a Dean’s Scholarship and Artistic Excellence Award recipient.

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CityMusic Cleveland is a professional chamber orchestra that performs free concerts throughout Northeast Ohio,often accompanied by exhibits of local artwork.

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August 7, 2018

CityMusic Cleveland strives for more as it approaches its 15th season Story and photography by Michael C. Butz On a sweltering and stormy evening in mid-May, the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus presented a special Saturday night service, of sorts. It was a program that typically takes place only four times a year at the […]



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