The Kennedy Center
Jae-Yeon Kim

Jae-Yeon Kim
Second Violins

Jennifer Kim is a versatile violinist who performs throughout the United States and the world. She is a member of National Symphony Orchestra and has previously served as a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra/Washington National Opera Orchestra and a substitute for New York Philharmonic. In addition to her orchestral career, she has performed chamber music at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and Music Center at Strathmore. She has performed with New World Symphony (Miami, FL), Pacific Music Festival Orchestra (Japan), Verbier Festival Orchestra (Switzerland), and participated in masterclasses at Mozarteum (Austria) and Great Mountains Music Festival (Korea). Also active as a studio musician, she has recorded on sound tracks of major motion pictures Noah, Doubt, Julie/Julia, True Grit, Tower Heist, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Her Broadway show credits include concertmaster appearances at The Little Night Music and First and Second National Tour of The Book of Mormon. She has also collaborated with artists such as Sting, Michael Buble, Peter Gabriel, and DJ Spooky.

An avid educator, she teaches for the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program and contributes as a sectional coach for American Youth Philharmonic, both for which she is an alumna. Recognizing the importance of arts education in public schools, she also performs actively in Washington D.C. area public schools as a founding member of King Street Quartet, in addition to having taught at New York City Public School 1 as a Morse Fellow from the Juilliard School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Columbia University and a Master of Music degree in violin performance at the Juilliard School. Her teachers include Ricardo Cyncynates, Naoko Tanaka, Lisa Kim and Hyo Kang.


Contact Information

  • National Symphony Orchestra
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
    Phone: 202-416-8100
    Fax: 202-416-8105

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 101510
    Arlington, VA 22210