Date: Sunday, October 9th, 2011
Location: Princeton Presbyterian Church (next to KCCP Land in West Windsor, NJ)
Time: Doors open at 6:00PM Concert begins at 7:00PM
Tickets to the David Kim Concert are $20 for General Admission, $12 for Students/Seniors.
Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Prior to this position, he was the Senior Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School. As a 12-year old Mr. Kim appeared with Itzhak Perlman as the subject of “Prodigy”, a WNEW-TV (New York) production. In 1986 he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the famed International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, where he was prominently featured in a documentary detailing the competition.
Mr. Kim performs extensively throughout the world both with The Philadelphia Orchestra and as guest soloist with numerous other orchestras. He has collaborated with many highly regarded conductors such as Christoph von Dohnanyi, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Peter Oundjian, and Wolfgang Sawallisch. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Kim founded and was artistic director of the Kingston Chamber Music Festival at the University of Rhode Island. In conjunction with the festival, Mr. Kim founded an annual outreach program that has taken him to elementary schools, performing and speaking about classical music in an effort to cultivate future audiences. To date, he has performed for well over 12,000 young people in the State of Rhode Island. In 2001, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island. In May 2011, Mr. Kim will be delivering the commencement address to the graduating class of Eastern University and conferred the Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Honoris Causa.
Mr. Kim resides in a suburb of Philadelphia with his wife Jane and daughters Natalie and Margaret. He and his family are active members of Renewal Presbyterian Church in King of Prussia. He is an avid golfer and sports fan.