Chungsun Kim cellist
A dynamic and versatile artist, cellist Chungsun Kim has been widely recognized for performances in major music capitals in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Her expressive playing and extraordinary musicianship has led her to perform at many different concerts and venues in the United States and abroad, including Alice Tully Hall, Sejong Concert Recital Hall (Korea), Araki Concert Hall (Japan), Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and Avery Fischer Hall at Lincoln Center. She has appeared as a soloist with Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Sarah Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, National Repertoire Orchestra, Philhamonia Lawrencia, New York Virtouosi, Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, and Aspen Summer Music Festival Orchestra. She was also featured as a guest artist at music festivals such as Arcady Music Festival, New International Music Festival (Korea), Laurentian Summer Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany), Beethoven Festival, Summit Music Festival, and The Academy of Music Festival. She performed with the Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center in part of the "Vivaldi’s Venice.” Ms. Kim premiered a composition in 2005, "Cello Rhapsody" by Craig Morris in NY. Her engagement as a faulty and recitalist at the New International Music Festival in 2000 subsequently led to her duo recital with Kazuko Hayami under the sponsorship of Araki Industry Corporation in Japan. Her recent performance of Karl Jenkins "The Armed Man" Benedictus at Avery Fischer Hall at Lincoln Center was one of the highlights of her recent performances. She is scheduled to have an encore performance in April 2017 in David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center.
As an active chamber musician, Ms. Kim is a founding member of Amasi Trio, the Trio in Residence of Nyack College School of Music for the past twenty years. The trio, which name stands for American-Asian, is committed to perform music by Asian composers as well as the traditional music. In the fall of 2013, the trio released the CD with Parker, Rachmaninoff, and Chaminade Trios in the repertoire. She is also a member of Trio di Buson, and the group released its first CD under the Guild label in 2014. Since 2012, the Trio di Buson has been under the management of Patricia Alberti Performing Artists Management. She joined the Orion Music Ensemble in 2011 and had been involved with the Balcony Chamber Music Series in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.
As a dedicated teacher and cello pedagogue, she has taught in various settings including Sarah Lawrence Music Festival, New International Music Festival, and master classes at University of Florida, Ithaca College, and Ithaca Violoncello Institute. She has been a faculty member at Nyack College since 1994. She had been teaching at InterHarmony International Music Festival in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy from the summer of 2016.
Ms. Kim received her Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was a scholarship student of Leonard Rose, Channing Robbins, and Harvey Shapiro.