Jia Kim, Artistic Director

Korean-American cellist Jia Kim, recipient of the prestigious 2017 career award from the Leonore Annenberg Foundation for 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 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 ​served as a Tone Judge for the Violin Society of America’s 2016 International Competition​. ​

Currently she is on Faculty at The Juilliard School Precollege Division and N​ew York Youth Symphony’s Chamber Music Program. As Artistic Director of Central Chamber Series in NYC and Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society in Stowe, VT, she is committed to connecting with a wider audience through the powerful language of Chamber Music, both through education and performance.

Ms.Kim is evermore grateful to her mentors and teachers Ronald Leonard, Itzhak&Toby Perlman, and to Joel Krosnick, with whom she studied at the Juilliard School for a Bachelor and Master Degree in Music.  Ms.Kim performs on a Testore cello made in 1748.




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