So Jin Kim
Since making her Lincoln Center solo debut in 2006 in Alice Tully Hall, violinist So Jin Kim has been hailed by critics and audiences for her musical lyricism, technical brilliance, and ravishing tone. She has performed across the world in halls such as Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein Golden Hall, the KKL Luzern, the Seoul Arts Center, and the Philharmonie in Berlin. So Jin Kim has frequently appeared as a soloist with ensembles such as the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, I Musici de Montréal, the Seoul Chamber Ensemble, and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra. As an active chamber musician, she has been invited to Festival dei Due Mondi, Kissinger Sommer, the MoMA Summergarden Concert Series, La Jolla Summerfest, and Sangat Chamber Music Festival, collaborating with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Gautier Capuçon, Cho Liang Lin, and Lynn Harrell, among others. At the age of 24, she was appointed concertmaster of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, with whom she played until 2013, and has been a guest concertmaster with numerous orchestras throughout Germany and Switzerland. At the age of 16, So Jin Kim was accepted to the Bachelor of Music Degree Program at the Juilliard School and has received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Juilliard School with Cho-Liang Lin and Naoko Tanaka. So Jin Kim also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas. In Europe, she has worked with Krzysztof Wegrzyn at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, where she also joined the faculty in 2014. In addition, So Jin Kim has served as the artistic director of Yeosu International Music Festival & Ensemble since 2017.
Described as “stylish and articulate” in the New York Times and having “superstar qualities” by Le Libre, pianist David Fung has appeared with the world’s premier ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium, Tampere Philharmonic, and the major orchestras in Australia, including the Melbourne, Queensland, and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. A frequent guest artist of festivals and concert venues throughout the world, he has performed at the Aspen, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, and Ravinia Festivals, and at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Queen’s Hall, the Louvre, Belgium’s La Monnaie and the Palais des Beaux-Arts, the Zürich Tonhalle, the Sydney Opera House, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Tianjin Grand Theater, the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Hong Kong City Hall, the National Concert Hall of Taiwan, and Israel’s Heichal Hatarbut and Opera House. David Fung garnered international attention as a multiple prizewinner of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels and the Arthur Rubinstein Piano International Masters Competition in Tel Aviv. He is the first piano graduate of the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles and is a Steinway Artist.