Yang-Yoon Kim

Yang-Yoon Kim



Yang-Yoon Kim has been a violist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) since 2009.

Ms. Kim has won many awards, including the 1995 Se-Gye Newspaper Music Competition, first-place recipient of the LG Art Center Chamber Music Festival Audition, third place winner of the Dong-Ah Newspaper Music Competition, and was a 2003 finalist in the William Primrose International Viola Competition.

In addition, she was a 2004 Viola Prize recipient at the Kingsville International Competition, third place winner of the WAMSO Young Artist Competition, and the 2006 Performance Certificate Winner (Special Distinction) at Indiana University.

She received her Bachelor of Music at Korean National University of Arts and a Master of Music at Indiana University, where she studied with Atar Arad, Alan DeVeritch, and Stanley Ritchie. Ms. Kim is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma and Doctor of Music Performance at Indiana University.

Ms. Kim has performed all over the world and has been a featured soloist for the Minsker Kammer Orchestra and the Kumho Chamber Music Society. She has performed in recitals at Indiana University, where she played with the Dubinsky Memorial Concert-Piano Quartet and the Residence String Quartet, which was honored by Kuttner Quartet Audition.

She has been a featured guest with the Young Artists Concert Series in Seoul, Korea, and played in the Dubinsky Memorial Concert-Piano Quartet.

Q & A

What year did you join the ASO?

Favorite composer(s)?
Mozart, Mahler

What's on your ASO repertoire bucket list?
Barton viola concerto

What's the most interesting or difficult facet of your instrument?
It’s quite heavy to hold on your shoulder for a long time. It becomes a bit exhausting to hold it up when there isn’t much of a rest.

Earliest musical hero?
Russian violist Yuri Bashmet

What other instrument do you wish you played?

What do you wish people knew about Atlanta?
Rising cultural sceneries