The Kennedy Center

Hyun-Woo Kim



Biography

Hyun-Woo Kim, violinist, began his studies at age of eight in his native Korea. While there he won several prizes in major music competitions and at age fourteen was soloist with the Seoul Philharmonic. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Juilliard School of Music. His teachers included Ivan Galamian, Sally Thomas and Joseph Silverstein. Mr. Kim has been a frequent guest artist in the Washington area, appearing with the Beethoven Pops Orchestra, New World Chamber Players, and 20th Century Consort. His recital at the Phillips Collection received critical acclaim. He is the original member of the Manchester String Quartet since 1981, an ensemble which has performed in the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, at the National Gallery, Phillips Collection, World Bank, "Music at Noon," Dumbarton Avenue Concert Series, for WGMS, WAMU, and WETA radio, and WETA-TV. The Quartet has also been featured on National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Voice of America. Since joining the National Symphony Orchestra in 1978, Mr. Kim has been selected twice before to appear as a soloist with the Orchestra, once in a performance of the Bach Triple Concerto at Wolf Trap, and later in the Lumbye Concerto for two violins at the Kennedy Center.
Hyun-Woo Kim