About Siwoo Kim

Siwoo Kim is an “incisive” and “compelling” (The New York Times) violinist who plays with “stylistic sensitivity and generous tonal nuance” (Chicago Tribune). Siwoo performs as soloist and chamber musician, and he is the founding artistic director of VIVO Music Festival in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Siwoo gave the world premiere of Samuel Adler’s violin concerto. He recorded the work on Linn Records to commemorate the composer’s 90th birthday this season and BBC noted his “impassioned playing.” Siwoo gave his New York concerto debut at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) with the Juilliard Orchestra. He has since performed with the likes of the Houston Symphony and Johannesburg Philharmonic in venues across the world such as Walt Disney Concert Hall and Lotte Concert Hall. As a chamber musician, Siwoo formed the “whip-smart” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker) Quartet Senza Misura and spends his summers at the Marlboro Music Festival. Siwoo has been featured internationally at the Stellenbosch Festival in South Africa, Bergen Festival in Norway, Tivoli Festival in Denmark, Ensemble DITTO in South Korea, and Port de Soller Festival in Spain. Siwoo graduated from The Juilliard School where he studied under Robert Mann and Donald Weilerstein. He recently completed his two-year fellowship with Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect.