Violinist MinJi Kim is the Associate Concertmaster of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Principal Second Violin of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra on The Esther & Richard Crowder Estate Chair, and a substitute violinist at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Winner of the 2021 National Society of Arts and Letters Instrumental Music Competition, she also took first prize in the Tongyeong International Music Festival Chamber Music Competition in 2011. As a comprehensive chamber musician, she was taught under the tutelage of the renowned Pacifica Quartet and participated in numerous prestigious summer festivals including Oregon Bach Festival, Manchester Music Festival, Great Mountains Music Festival and School in South Korea, and Euro Music Festival in Leipzig, Germany. At Indiana University, she was appointed as an Associate Instructor and trained as an educator by renowned string pedagogue Mimi Zweig. She is currently a Violin Teacher at Quattro String Academy in Carmel, Indiana.
Kim is a candidate for Doctor of Music in Violin Literature and Performance with double minors in Baroque Violin and Music Theory at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she also received her Master of Music in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (Cum laude) from Seoul National University with a double major in Business Administration. Her principal teachers include Mark Kaplan, Stanley Ritchie, and Kyungsun Lee. She received instruction in masterclasses from prominent virtuosi such as Augustin Hadelich, Svetlin Roussev, Pamela Frank, and Menahem Pressler.
Kim currently performs on a violin made in 2010 by Peter Greiner. More information can be found at minjikimviolin.com