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BIOGRAPHY

“An artist with obvious charisma, great musicality and fine analytical skills.. ”
Christoph Eschenbach

I have never seen someone approach music with such a delicate heart.Suyoen Kim is a true artist, and I doubt anyone would be unimpressed by her music.”
Kazuki Yamada

At the age of sixteen, Suyoen Kim caught the attention of the international music scene. In 2003, the Danish newspaper “Jyllandsposten” described her as a “brand new world star”. Her recording of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Concerto funebre with the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie under Pietari Inkinen was praised by BBC Radio 3 as the best recording of the concerto available.

Since then, she has appeared as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Norlands Operan Orkester, Hermitage Theatre Orchestra St. Petersburg, Copenhagen Philharmonie, Baden-Badener Philharmonie, Münchner Symphoniker, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Orchestre Philharmonie de Strasbourg, Bochumer Symphoniker, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn and Seoul Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed under the baton of Mariss Jansons, Kurt Masur, Eliahu Inbal, Myung-Whun Chung, Christoph Eschenbach and Jan Latham Koenig. In 2009, Suyoen Kim won the 4th prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium, Brussels. In 2006, she received the 1st prize at the International Joseph Joachim Violin Competition Hannover. In 2005 she was awarded the Young Artist Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2003 she obtained the 1st prize at the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg, where she also won the Audience Prize and the Prize for the Best Interpretation of Contemporary Music. In 2018, she won the position of first concertmaster of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and will also join the renowned Artemis Quartet from 2019 to 2021.

In 2009, Suyoen Kim won the 4th prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium, Brussels. In 2006, she received the 1st prize at the International Joseph Joachim Violin Competition Hannover. In 2005 she was awarded the Young Artist Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2003 she obtained the 1st prize at the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg, where she also won the Audience Prize and the Prize for the Best Interpretation of Contemporary Music. In 2018, she won the position of first concertmaster of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and will also join the renowned Artemis Quartet from 2019 to 2021. Suyoen Kim is a recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon (Universal Music Group). She has released recordings of Mozart sonatas (2010) as well as Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin (2011). A recording of Schubert’s Sonata, Rondo brillante and Fantasy with pianist Dong Hyek Lim was released in February 2015. Her recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto and the two Romances with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn conducted by Ruben Gazarian was released in March 2016.

Born in Münster, Germany, in 1987, Suyoen Kim received her first violin lesson from Houssam Mayas at the age of five. Four years later she began her studies as a “Jungstudent” at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Department Münster with Professor Helge Slaatto, where she graduated in 2008. After completing her Master’s degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich with Prof. Ana Chumachenco in 2010, she attended the Kronberg Academy Further Masters Studies as a Young Soloist until summer 2012. These studies were funded by the Steigenberger/Rath scholarship. She has also followed masterclasses with Rainer Kussmaul, Ida Haendel, Ana Chumachenco and Elizabeth Walfish. At the invitation of Seiji Ozawa, she regularly participates in the International Music Academy Switzerland.

Suyoen Kim plays the 1702 Stradivarius “Lord Newlands”, kindly loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation.

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MARINA BOWER
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CATHY SARFATI
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Coordinator, Touring
& Artist Department
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