BIO

~Short Bio~

Halam Kim, 25, is a violist who shows versatility in all areas of solo, chamber, and orchestral music. 

 

As a soloist, her select accomplishments include her performance of Walton’s Viola Concerto with the Eastman Philharmonia at Kodak Hall and with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra and solo appearances at Carnegie Hall. She is a grand prize winner of the Wagner Young Musicians Competition in New York and a laureate of the Golden Key International Music, American Protégé International Competition, New York Music Competition, and the New Praise Support Society. 

 

As an active chamber musician, she was a founding member of the Kim Quartet and Capra Quartet. She has been selected to participate in NEC's Borromeo String Quartet Seminar, Eastman's Intensive Seminar and Honors Concert and spent the summer of 2018 at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. With a different quartet, Halam was invited to perform at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. At Sarasota Music Festival, she had the privilege to play with faculty members, Zachary DePue and Natalie Helm. 

 

As an orchestral player, she took part in the world premiere of Kevin Puts’s Letters from Georgia with the soprano Renée Fleming and Eastman Philharmonia. She is currently a tenured member of the Glens Falls Symphony, a member of Symphony in C and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. She has served as a rotating principal violist in the Juilliard Orchestra and New England Conservatory’s Chamber Orchestra. 

 

 She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music with the highly selective Performer’s Certificate, a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Rochester, and a Master of Music from the Juilliard School. Currently, she attends New England Conservatory, pursuing Graduate Diploma under the tutelage of Kim Kashkashian. Her past teachers include I-Hao Lee, Carol Rodland, and Phillip Ying. 

 

Her mission is to communicate what words cannot, by connecting with people, inspiring the next generation, healing others, and sharing what she enjoys and loves deeply. 



 

~Long Bio~

Halam Kim, born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in New York, is a violist who shows versatility in all areas of solo, chamber, and orchestral music. 

 

She began serious violin studies when she moved to New York and began lessons with the inspiring I-Hao Lee. Several years later, she switched to viola and almost immediately was admitted to the Juilliard Pre-College Division as a violist studying with the legendary Heidi Castleman.

 

Later entering the Eastman School of Music with Phillip Ying and Carol Rodland, who taught her to be a fearless player with countless tools to use in her music making. During her undergraduate years at Eastman, she also studied psychology as a dual-degree student at the University of Rochester. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music in viola performance with the highly selective Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Rochester. 

 

In 2017, she was accepted into the Juilliard School for the Master of Music. She held the position of a rotating principal violist in the Juilliard Orchestra and continued to play chamber music. She currently attends New England Conservatory studying under Kim Kashkashian as her teaching assistant.  

 

As a soloist, she has given recitals in Hatch Recital Hall, Morse Hall, and Paul Hall. She has also made an appearance at Carnegie’s Zankel Recital Hall, performing Praeludium and Allegro by Kreisler. As a concerto competition winner, she performed Walton’s Viola Concerto at Kodak Hall with the Eastman Philharmonia under Maestro Neil Varon. Halam is a Grand Prize winner in the Wagner Young Musicians Competition in New York and is a laureate of many competitions including the Golden Key International Music Festival, American Protégé International Competition, New York Music Competition, and the New Praise Support Society. 

 

She has also been honored to play in masterclasses for many esteemed musicians including Paul Coletti, James Dunham, Hsin-Yun Huang, Nobuko Imai, Kim Kashkashian, Dimitri Murrath, Paul Neubauer, and Barbara Westphal.

 

As a chamber musician, her quartet of 4 violins won Grand Prize at the New Praise Support Society Competition and was selected to perform at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. On the viola, she was a founding member of the Kim Quartet and the Capra Quartet. While at NEC, the Kim Quartet was selected to participate in the Borromeo String Quartet Seminar, and while at Eastman, the Capra Quartet was selected for Intensive Seminar and Honors List. At Sarasota Music Festival, she had the privilege to play with faculty members Zachary DePue and Natalie Helm. She has played in masterclass for the Borromeo, Brentano, Jerusalem, Juilliard, and Ying quartets. 

 

As an orchestral player, she has been part of the world premiere of a Pulitzer Prize Winner Kevin Puts’s Letters from Georgia with the world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming and Eastman Philharmonia and performed at Kodak Hall and Alice Tully Hall. She is currently a tenured member of the Glens Falls Symphony, a member of Symphony in C, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and NEC’s Chamber orchestra. 

 

She has attended Bowdoin International Music Festival as a fellow, Carl Flesch Akademie, Sarasota Music Festival, Heifetz Institute, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, and Colorado College Summer Music Festival. 

 

Her mission is to communicate what words cannot, with anyone and everyone, by connecting with people of different interests, educating and inspiring the next generation, healing those in need, and sharing what she enjoys and loves deeply.

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