BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WELCOMES NEW MEMBER LISA JI EUN KIM TO VIOLIN SECTION WITH THE START OF THE 2017-18 SEASON
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons, whose 2017-18 season runs September 22-May 4 at Symphony Hall, welcome violinist Lisa Ji Eun Kim to the orchestra’s ranks. Ms. Kim officially begins as the BSO’s newest violinist on the September 22 season opener, a special program devoted to the music of Leonard Bernstein and marking the beginning of a season-long celebration of the centennial of the legendary American composer/conductor’s birth. Lisa appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a substitute player for several weeks at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood during 2015 and 2016, including on the orchestra’s European Festivals Tour in August/September 2015.
LISA JI EUN KIM, VIOLIN
San Diego native Lisa Ji Eun Kim joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra violin section at the start of the 2017-18 subscription season. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Hyo Kang and David Chan. Ms. Kim has participated in various festivals such as Music Academy of the West, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Verbier Festival, under such mentors as Paul Kantor, Robert McDuffie, Ruggiero Ricci, Robert Lipsett, and Abram Shtern. She was runner-up in the Juilliard School’s annual concerto competition in 2013. For two consecutive years, 2011 and 2012, Ms. Kim won the grand prize of the Musical Merit Competition, resulting in a full scholarship to the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2012. Ms. Kim is currently a member of the Houston Symphony. Also an active chamber musician and soloist, she has performed as soloist with the San Diego Symphony, Grossmont Symphony, Saratoga Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Youth Symphony, and San Diego Youth Philharmonia.