Despite her young age, Hae Ji Kim has performed on some of the main world stages to both public and critical acclaim. A prizewinner in multiple national competitions, she most recently won 1st Prize in the New York International Artist Competition. Her concertizing has brought her to play in renowned halls all over the world such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Beethoven Haus, and Seoul Arts Center. She has served as faculty member at the Xi’an Bowdoin International Music Festival in China.
Her first debut with orchestra took place when she was seven years old in Korea. Subsequent performances with orchestra include the Vivaldi Ensemble Agnus Dei Ensemble, Xian Bowdoin Festival Orchestra, Seoul Arts High School Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Academy Ensemble, Bucheon National Symphony, Yalta State Philharmonic, and the Camerata Seoul Symphony Orchestra. Recently she performed for the 70th Anniversary Celebration of National Independence, presented at Carnegie Hall by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Korea. Last summer she represented Juilliard as a chamber musician, in an international collaboration with students from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln performing in Germany and Italy. During her time at Juilliard she held the position of concertmaster.
Hae Ji Kim received training from Lucie Robert, Lewis Kaplan, Young Uk Kim and Sang Hee Kwon. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University where she entered as the top performer of her class. She completed her Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School as a C.V. Starr Fellow and Mathilde R. Jensen Fellow. Currently she is in the Professional Study program as a full scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music, and from the Fall of 2016 she will be pursuing a Doctor of Music Arts degree at Seoul National University.
Hae Ji Kim performs on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin, c. 1848.