Preparatory Division Faculty
Min Sun Kim
BM and MM, The Juilliard School.
Violin studies with Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang. Chamber music studies with Felix Galimir, Toby Appel, Fred Sherry, Rohan DeSilva, Rafael Figueroa, Andre Emelianoff. Masterclasses with Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Mark Kaplan, Kyoko Takazawa, Cho-Liang Lin, Robert McDuffie, Rita Sloan, Joachim Valdepenas. Suzuki pedagogy training with Hisako Resnick.
Violin; Program for the Very YoungProfile:
Min Sun Kim has concertized and competed throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has garnered top prizes in competitions including the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia Competition, The Bergen Philharmonic Competition, the National Alliance for Excellence Prize, numerous Juilliard Pre-College concerto competitions and was invited to compete in the International Yehuda Menuhin Violin Competition in England, the International Violin Competition in Indianapolis, the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition and the prestigious Hannover Competition in Germany.
As soloist, Min Sun has performed with numerous orchestras in the US and Korea, including a solo performance with Pinchas Zukerman and the Aspen Chamber Orchestra in celebration of the gala opening of the Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Colorado. Additional performances with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, The Young Artists Orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, and the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony and Orchestra.
As a dedicated teacher, Min Sun has guided innumerable young violinists to achieving their individual goals, allowing many to attend the top conservatories and universities in the country. Her students are frequent competition winners and perform extensively, including solo performances with Joshua Bell and Mark O’Connor.
Min Sun received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang.
Current faculty: Mannes Prep and Third Street Music School Settlement. Former, String Department Chair, Third Street Music School Settlement.