Artistic Director: Jia Kim

Korean-American cellist Jia Kim performed in Stowe with the Perlman Music Program in 2014. She is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts, leads a dynamic musical life as a performer, educator, and a passionate advocate for the Arts. She has appeared on stages across the United States, South America, Europe,​ Asia​ and the Middle East​ with performances broadcasted on WQXR, PBS, KMZT​​ Classical, and acclaimed by the New York Time​s. ​ As an alum of the Perlman Music Program, she joined Itzhak Perlman on a chamber music tour across Toronto, Mexico City, Virginia Beach, Miami and New York City. Ms. Kim has been invited as Visiting Artist​ at the University of Hawaii​, American Academy of Jordan,​ College of William and Mary, Grand Valley State University, and ​was a Tone Judge for the Violin Society of America’s 2016 International Competition​. ​Currently, ​she ​serves as faculty ​at N​ew York Youth Symphony’s Chamber Music Program​, The Brearley School, and International Music Sessions, a nonprofit organization that brings students from conflict areas around the world​ ​to bridge the gap between cultures through the universal language of music. She is evermore grateful to her mentors and teachers Ronald Leonard, Itzhak & Toby Perlman, and to Joel Krosnick, whom she studied with at the Juilliard School for a Bachelor and Master Degree in Music. Ms. Kim performs on a Testore cello made in 1748.