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Dr. SooYeon Kim



Praised for her “musical maturity and masterful technique” (Leipziger Volkszeitung),
Korean-born violinist
Soo Yeon Kim is a multi-faceted artist who regularly appears on stages throughout the U.S. as a soloist, chamber musician and an orchestral player. 

Dr. Kim is a passionate educator as well, encouraging mindful practicing and performing.
She frequently appears in masterclasses and workshops for aspiring teachers
and young performers across the country.


"I give my full recommendation for her as an extraordinary violinist and artist. She is an asset and figure in the American music field and will continue to make a profound musical impact in the field of music, here and abroad."

                                - Ken Masur, Music Director Designate 

                                        of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

"The unbelievable energy, charisma, and the poise that she showed on stage redefined what it means to be an artist."

                                 - Jetro DaSilva,

                                   GRAMMY-winning producer,                                                   CEO at Cush Records 357

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Soo Yeon is a passionate educator based in NYC and NJ areas, enjoying a teaching experience of over a decade. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Houghton University, where she also directs the Chamber Music Ensemble. She has recently been named as the Director at the Summer String Festival at Houghton University.

Her specialty and interest lies in string pedagogy, involving the mindfulness and cognitive approach to teaching violin and other string instruments. Having gone through an unusual path (read more) that involves overcoming a decade-long hand injury, she is an avid promoter of mindful practicing and music-making. 

Her young and mature students have won regional competitions and orchestral auditions, and have been admitted to graduate programs at top music conservatories and Pre-College programs at Juilliard, Eastman, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes and University of Texas.


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