Program

Composer Work Catalog Year
Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Sonata in G minor BWV 1001 1720
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata No. 1 in G minor (ded. Joseph Szigeti) Op. 27 1923
Intermission
Bela Bartók Sonata for Solo Violin Sz. 117 1944

About the Artist

Combining a distinctive ability of “holding an audience spellbound” with his expressive qualities as “a fire-breathing, passionate communicator” (Indiana Tribune-Star; Aspen Times), violinist Stephen Kim is continually praised for his originality and honest performances.

Stephen gained international recognition most recently winning the 3rd Prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, 3rd Prize at the 2018 Premio Paganini International Violin Competition, and 2nd Prize at the 2016 Sendai International Violin Competition.

Presented in venues across North America, Europe, and Asia, Stephen has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Brussels Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, l’Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Curtis Chamber Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, and the Aspen Music Festival’s AACA and Philharmonic orchestras, among others.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Joseph Silverstein, and Aaron Rosand, and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School under the guidance of Hyo Kang. He is currently pursuing Professional Studies at the Kronberg Academy with Antje Weithaas.