March 2 – According to Dr. Charles Webb, Dean Emeritus of the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, ESTHER KIM, at the tender age of 20, is “already one of the top young classical concert artists in the world today in violin.” Her first orchestral solo appearance was at age 8 performing the Mozart Violin Concerto.
Since then, she has performed in major music venues throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan and is a prize winner of several international violin competitions, including theYehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition for Young Violinists and theInternational Competition for Violin and Viola – Bled, Slovenia. At the age of twelve, she was awarded by the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Bronislaw Kaper Awards as “Most Promising Musician”. In March of 2004, the European Union Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) presented her with the “Art for Music Award”.
Esther Kim and Friends will perform as part of the 2012 Mary C. Rohe Classical Music Series.