Kim performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Antonio Méndez at the 2013 ARD International Violin Competition.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes, Kim is a former major prize winner at the Wieniawski, Montreal, Joseph Joachim, Tchaikovsky, Sendai, Sibelius, Qingdao, and ARD International Violin Competitions.
This year's semi-final and final rounds of the ARD Competition are being held in Munich, Germany from September 10 - 12, 2021.
The first prize winner of the violin category will receive € 10,000. All prize winners will also be offered a number of important debut performances and recording opportunities to help bolster the start of their careers.
Previous ARD Competition category first prize winners include Yuri Bashmet, Christian Tetzlaff, Antoine Tamestit, Natalia Gutman, Christoph Eschenbach, Nobuko Imai, Jessye Norman, and Mitsuko Uchida — all springboarding on to major international careers.