Khimm has had a successful career as a pedagogue in the U.S.A. since 1989 when
she began to teach at the Queens College.
Khimm was born in Seoul,Korea in 1953 and made her solo debut with the Seoul
Philharmonic at age of 10. She came to America
in 1970 to study with Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School of Music. In 1971, the Manhattan School of Music gave
her a full scholarship to study with Raphael Bronstein that resulted in winning
the Concerto Competition at MSM as well as the Y.C.A. (Young Artist
Competition) of N.Y. in 1972. To broaden
her education in 1973 she moved to the Sarah Lawrence College where Dorothy
Delay continued to teach her and where she earned her B.A. degree in 1975. She continued her studies with two legendary
violinists Ruggiero Ricci and Aaron Rosand and acquired a unique perspective on
how to teach at all levels. In 1988 she
acquired a certificate to teach the Suzuki method that enabled her also to
teach less advanced students.
success led to positions at the Hoff-Barthelson music school, Music
Conservatory of Westchester, Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes College. Christina Khimm has enjoyed a varied career
as a soloist and chamber music player as well as her work as a teacher. Her solo engagements elicited critical praise
for “insightful musicianship,” “elegant tone,” and “technical mastery of her
instrument”. She was also a member of
the Laurentian String Quartet for several years.
1994, she has served as outreach director and faculty member of the annual Summit
Music Festival where she currently serves as director of the Aaron Rosand
Intensive Violin Program.
Ms Khimm has 2 CDs
available on the Sohn and Artkor featuring works by Schnittike, Foote, Grieg,
Vivaldi and Mozart.