Biography

"She performs with sincerity and passion" 

 

-Philip Setzer, Emerson Quartet 

 

"Performance reflects the depth of interpretation, musicality....needed to distinguish oneself in the world of professional performance" 

 

-Barry Alexander & Cosmo Buono, ABI Foundation 

 

New York born violinist Naria Kim made her soloist debut performing with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at Sejong Arts Center as a winner of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Soloist Audition at the age of twelve and 1st prize winner of the Alexander & Buono International String Competition and winner of the Eurasia International Violin Competition, Osaka International Music Competition and Kumho Young Artist Audition to name a few. Her solo recitals and concert highlights include performances with the Bulgaria Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korea National Military Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Weill Hall, NY Symphony Space Hall, Bulgaria Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Chicago Cultural Center, Kumho Arts Hall and the Hong Kong Lee Hysan Concert Hall to name a few. She has also been invited to perform as soloist at numerous international festivals including the Young Artist Concert of the Elan International Music Festival (Vermont), the Rising Star Series at the Great Mountains International Music Festival (KOR), the Gala Concert at the Canetti International Music Festival (Italy), L’Academie de Musique de Lausanne Duo Concert (Swiss), Sorodha Foundation Recital (Antwerp, Belgium), the 30th season of the Rabi-Warner Concert Series Recital at the NY Columbia University, Chicago Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series Recital 2015/2017 (WFMT 98.7 radio-live), and Guest Artist Recitals at Iowa Luther College, Chicago Roosevelt University and Chinese University of Hong Kong. Also, Naria Kim Violin Recitals 'the Fantasy' and 'Classics and the Blue Note' at the Seoul Arts Center and 'Complete Beethoven Violin Sonata Cycle' with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang at Chicago, Iowa and Seoul Arts Center was awarded multiple times with the Arts Council Korea Funding Awards. Naria Kim recently released her first album 'Memoirs of Piazzolla' in 2020 with SONY Classical Label. Her performances and recording was broadcasted through Korea KBS classic fm, Chicago WFMT 98.7fm, cpbc radio fm, and introduced as Cover Artist of the Korea Strad Magazine. 

 

Ms. Kim is a graduate of the Korea National University of Arts through the early entrance program for gifted, Master of Music and Artist Diploma with Hyo Kang at Yale School of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts with Philip Setzer on full scholarship, stipend and Teaching Assistantship from Stony Brook University. Ms. Kim has served as undergraduate Violin Faculty at the Stony Brook University, Naugatuck Valley Community College and Lecturer of Violin at Chung-Ang University and Korea National University of Arts in Korea. As an international teaching artist, she has been invited for Master Classes and faculty member of International Music Festivals including the Korea Soriter Arts Center, Euro Music Academy-Korea, Italy Cremona Summer Festival-International Academy of Arts, France Alsace- Musicalta Music Festival, Iowa Luther College Master Class and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Master Class. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer of Violin at Euro Arts Academy and Chung-Ang University, Music Director of EnoB nonprofit organization, Founder of the Sound Stage Ensemble Group and an active judge for numerous international and national competitions.