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Dr. Kim

PQ Master Violin/Viola Instructor
DMA, Indiana University

Yiming Yao: Team Members

Yeonglee Kim, a native of Korea, is an accomplished performer and educator based in boththe United States and South Korea. She began her violin studies at the age of three andprogressed through the pre-college program at the Korea National University of the Arts andSeoul Arts High School. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performancefrom Seoul National University. Kim furthered her education at Indiana University, whereshe received her Performer Diploma and Master’s degree with full scholarships supported bythe Jacobs Chairman Awards and Graduate Tuition Awards. Recently, she obtained a Doctorof Music degree from Indiana University, studying under the guidance of Professor KevorkMardirossian.


Kim has achieved notable success in numerous competitions throughout her career. She wonthe Prokofiev Concerto Competition at Indiana University (2017), secured third prize in theVladigerov International Violin Competition in Bulgaria (2019), and attained second prize inthe Hammelburg International Violin Competition in Germany (2022).


Her passion for chamber music is profound. In 2012, she and her string quartet performed atthe Seoul Arts Center and later won a prize at the Glass City Chamber Music Competition inOhio in 2022. Kim has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as Jozsef Lendvay(2007), Daekun Jang (2014), Sungmi Im (2018), and Julia Bentley (2018).


Kim’s exploration of historical performance led her to feature as a soloist with the BaroqueOrchestra at Indiana University, where she completed a minor in Baroque violin under theguidance of Professor Ingrid Matthews. She values community engagement and theopportunity to connect with audiences, contributing to the local music community throughher participation in concerts organized by Music for Food, MTNA, and the East AsianStudies Center at Indiana University.


Kim has taught numerous students over the years, many of whom have gone on to attendprestigious music programs and schools internationally. She has expanded her teachingexperience as an associate instructor at Indiana University and as a chamber music instructorat the Edward Auer Piano Workshop.


Her teachers and mentors include Bonju Koo, Jungho Jeong, Sunny Lee, Heejung Huh,Stanley Ritchie, and Lee Phillips. Kim has also participated in masterclasses led by NamyunKim, Victor Danchenko, Sergey Kravchenko, Miriam Fried, Mikyung Lee, Svetlin Roussev,Vadim Gluzman, and Ani Kavafian.

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