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    • Sooyun Kim

      • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
      • Longy School of Music du Bard College
      Musical Instrument: Flute
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      Praised as “A rare virtuoso of the Flute” by Libération, flutist Sooyun Kim has established herself as one of the rare flute soloists in the classical music scene.

      Since her concerto debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of ten, she has enjoyed a flourishing career, performing with orchestras around the world including the Bavarian Radio, Munich Philharmonic, Munich Chamber, and Boston Pops orchestras. Sooyun Kim has been presented in recital series worldwide in Budapest’s Lizst Hall, at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage , the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at Kobe’s Bunka hall. She was the first flutist to present a recital at the Louvre Museum’s “Concert a midi”.

      A winner of the Georg Solti Foundation Career Grant, Sooyun Kim has received numerous international awards and prizes including the third prize at the ARD International Flute Competition. An avid chamber musician, her summer appearances include the Music@Menlo, Spoleto USA, Yellow Barn, Rockport, Olympic, and Chamber Music Northwest festivals. Following her three-year residency as a fellow of Bowers Program (formerly CMS TWO), she continues to perform with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as an Artist Member. Most recently, she has been appointed as the Director of New Initiative for International Sejong Soloists. Her special interest in interdisciplinary art led her to collaborate with many artists, dancers, and museums around the world such as Sol Lewitt and Glassmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark.

      As an educator, Sooyun Kim has given masterclasses and lectures around the world, including at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Mannes School of Music, the Sibelius Academy in Finland and the Seoul National University in Korea. Sooyun. Kim studied at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Paula Robison. In addition to her musical training, she studied Baroque Dance with Melinda Sullivan. Praised for her tone that “shone like a bright jewel” (San Jose Examiner), Sooyun Kim plays on a rare 18-carat -gold flute specially made for her by Verne Q. Powell Flutes. She is currently on the faculty of Longy School of Music of Bard College.

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