DoYeon Kim

Training Ensemble Teaching Artist (Cello)

Distinguished for her charisma and communicative power, cellist DoYeon Kim is an award-winning soloist and collaborative artist, performing across North America and South Korea. Currently assistant principal of the Washington Chamber Orchestra and substitute assistant principal of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Kim has also been working as an Adjunct Cello Faculty at Ocean County College. Kim’s belief in the equal opportunity for musical education across all backgrounds led her to serve as a teaching artist at the Paterson Music Project and New Jersey Symphony Youth Orchestra. Her recent teaching experience includes a cello/chamber music instructor position at the Berkshire High Peaks Music Festival, where she works with advanced students from major conservatories in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Kim made her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as the first prize winner of the 2016 American Protégé International Strings and Piano Competition. She received the first prize at the Adrian Boyer Competition, The International Music Competition Rome “Grand Prize Virtuoso”, the 34th Music Education Journal Competition, and the Grand Rapids Federation of Musicians Madura Scholarship Competition.

As a passionate collaborative musician, she has worked with many organizations including Close Encounters With Music and New York Artist Management along with chamber ensembles and orchestras in New York City and Washington D.C., and with distinguished colleagues from Boston University, Peabody Conservatory, Mannes School, Conservatoire Royal de Musique, and Conservatory Royal De Liège. A recent highlight of her chamber music experience includes a collaboration at Carnegie Hall with Nemanja Bogunovic, an international solo guitarist from Serbia. Kim is a founding member of the Ensemble Evolve (projects with living composers) and is a member of Dante Deo Trio. Additional highlights of her chamber music experience include collaborations with members of prestigious ensembles such as the Ying, American, Shanghai, Ariel, and Cavani quartets.

Kim received her bachelor’s degree in cello performance at the University of Cincinnati under Yehuda Hanani, master’s degree at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Alan Harris, and doctoral degree at the University of Cincinnati where she worked as a teaching assistant.

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