Lisa E. Kim is one of the youngest members of the New York Philharmonic, which she joined in September 1994. Previously, she was with Chicago’s Grant Park Symphony Orchestra as the youngest member. In February 1998 she was promoted to the third chair second violin of the Philharmonic. She performs and teaches frequently in South Korea and the United States. She is very active in chamber music concerts throughout the world, including the Merkin Concert Hall Series, the Avery Fisher Hall Chamber Music Series, and the Hofstra Chamber Ensemble Series.
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1970, Ms. Kim began studying the violin at age seven. She attended the North Carolina School of the Arts on a Stanford Governor’s Scholarship, where she was a pupil of Elaine Richey. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was awarded several scholarships and studied with Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow.
Ms. Kim has performed with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra, and the Durham Symphony Orchestra, appearing as a soloist in concertos by Bruch, Mendelssohn, Khachaturian, and Mozart. She has won prizes in the Arts Recognition and Talent Search, the Bryan Young Artists String Competition, the Winston-Salem Young Talent Search, and the Durham Symphony Young Artists Competition. Ms. Kim has also performed chamber music throughout Europe under the International Music Program and has participated in Jordan’s Jurash Festival at the invitation of the late King Hussein. She has appeared in numerous chamber music festivals including those of Meadowmount, Bowdoin, and Saugatuck.
Manhattan School of Music faculty since 1999.