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HEIDI KIM 

VIOLINIST

 
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PERFORMER

San Francisco based violinist Heidi Kim has concertized extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, interdisciplinary collaborator, and orchestral musician. She made her Carnegie Hall solo debut at the National Band & Orchestra Festival and her international debut at the London New Year’s Day Parade Festival. Other festival appearances include the Chautauqua Institution, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan Youth Arts Festival, Project Trio! The Camp, PhoenixPhest!, Conservatory Music in the Mountains, among others. She has also frequently performed in other notable venues such as The Palace of Fine Arts, Fairmont San Francisco, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco City Hall, ODC Theater, Alonzo King LINES | Dance Center, SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, Golden 1 Center, Severance Hall, Playhouse Square, and Detroit Orchestra Hall.

In the Bay Area, she can be seen performing with One Found Sound, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Kathy Mata Ballet, and Classical Revolution. She was previously a musician for Friday Night Live at the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, and the Memory Care residents of Rhoda Goldman Plaza. She has also held the positions of Musician-in-Residence at Ballet in Cleveland, concertmaster of the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra and the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra, as well as core member of the Cleveland Opera Theater Orchestra.

Kim has toured with Andrea Bocelli and Ballets with a Twist, and has been a part of revolutionary projects such as a cross-sensual concert experience with the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute combining taste and sound, under the baton of Deanna Tham, and an improvisational piece titled Detritus at WStage Seoul with artists Soeine Bac and Bohyung Jun.

She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the San Francisco Community Music Center Creative Stimulus and Artist Support Grant for Faculty (The Twinkle Project - see Video section), Robert C.J. Traub Memorial Scholarship for music study in Europe, National School Orchestra Award, and is a National YoungArts Foundation nominee.

A native of Detroit, Heidi Kim began her violin studies at age 6 and piano at age 8. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and San Francisco Academy Orchestra. Her most influential mentors include Melissa Kleinbart, Peter Salaff, Joan Kwuon, Gabriel Bolkosky, and Patricia Pats Gurin. She currently performs on a 2007 copy of a Guadagnini by contemporary violinmaker Gregg Alf, with a new set-up by Thomas Yee at Bay Fine Strings. Previously she played a ca. 1740 violin of the French Vieux School on generous loan from Bay Fine Strings. When not playing or teaching, Heidi can be found dancing with Kathy Mata Ballet, attending performances and art galleries, and walking along the beach.

 
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TEACHER

A passionate educator, Heidi Kim is currently on the violin and viola faculty at the San Francisco Community Music Center (CMC). A former CMC Chamber Music Camp Director, she has also served on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp and Cleveland School of the Arts. 


HK Studio presents monthly outreach concerts through partnerships with local community organizations and businesses, a list that includes the Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital patients (Mission Bay), On Lok Lifeways Clinic at 30th Street (Glen Park), VA Medical Center (Sea Cliff), SF Fire Department Station 14 (Outer Richmond), Argonne Elementary School (Inner Richmond), Cypress at Golden Gate (Outer Sunset), San Francisco Towers (Nob Hill), Pinhole Coffee (Bernal Heights), PRAIRIE (the Mission), Rhoda Goldman Plaza (Fillmore), San Francisco Parks and Recreation's Christmas Relays (Lake Merced), and Heritage on the Marina (Marina). HK Studio hopes to share their love of music with every single neighborhood in San Francisco.


Her students consistently place in local competitions, earn leading seats in the annual San Francisco All-City Orchestra and their school orchestras, and have been accepted to the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts.

 

HK STUDIO PERFORMANCES

Tasty Tunes - August 2021 Virtual Studio Recital
Tasty Tunes - August 2021 Virtual Studio Recital

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CONCERT SCHEDULE

 

BEETHOVEN'S EMPEROR CONCERTO

January 22, 2022

HK STUDIO'S VIRTUAL FEBRUARY RECITAL

February 20, 2022

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"CONSTELLATIONS / AURORA" WITH ONE FOUND SOUND

February 26, 2022

ROMANTIC RACHMANINOFF

March 5, 2022

HANDEL & MOZART WITH SAN FRANCISCO ACADEMY ORCHESTRA AND CALVARY CHANCEL CHOIR

April 10, 2022

RICHMOND DISTRICT'S GROWING TOGETHER INTERGENERATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

April 24, 2022

ARGONNE SPRING FAIR

April 30, 2022

NIGHT OF SMILES GALA

April 30, 2022

ERIC SUNG AND SAINT-SAËNS CELLO CONCERTO NO. 1 WITH SAN FRANCISCO PHILHARMONIC

May 13, 2022

STOCKTON SYMPHONY REUNIONS SERIES: COMING FULL CIRCLE

May 15, 2022

VERDI'S REQUIEM WITH GOLDEN GATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS

May 22, 2022

MOZART AND SCHUBERT WITH SAN FRANCISCO ACADEMY ORCHESTRA

May 29, 2022

SUPERHERO SOUNDTRACK

June 4, 2022

 

GALLERY

Michigan Youth Arts Festival
Michigan Youth Arts Festival

Performed as concertmaster under Damon Gupton

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Ballet in Cleveland 1st Annual Gala
Ballet in Cleveland 1st Annual Gala

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Baker Beach

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