Yoonah Kim



Hailed by The New York Times for her "inexhaustible virtuosity", clarinetist Yoonah Kim is a winner of the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The first solo clarinetist to win CAG in nearly 30 years, this Korean-Canadian artist joins the ranks of prominent solo clarinetists discovered by CAG, including David Shifrin, Michael Collins, and David Krakauer. That same year Yoonah became the first woman to win first prize, both at the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, and the 2016 George Gershwin International Competition, and also won a Gold medal prize at the Vienna International Competition in 2020. Recent performances include Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Maui Chamber Orchestra, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in a new arrangement for solo clarinet and string orchestra by Texu Kim, and the World Premiere of a new double concerto by Eric Nathan for Violin and Clarinet, with violinist Stefan Jackiw and the New York Classical Players. Yoonah has appeared at internationally acclaimed chamber music festivals, including the Marlboro Music Festival, Mainly Mozart Festival, California’s Festival Napa Valley, Maine’s Bay Chamber Music Festival, Bravo! Vail, Sarasota Music Festival, The Banff Centre Music Festival, the Thessaloniki Festival in Greece and the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival in Honolulu. Born in Seoul and raised in British Columbia, Yoonah is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at The Juilliard School as the C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow.


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