Violinist Bora Kim is from Toronto, Canada, where she made her soloist debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2009, performing 7 concerts at Roy Thomson Hall. She has also appeared as soloist with the Canadian Sinfonietta, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, and Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Bora has given solo recitals and performances at all the major venues in the city, including the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Carlu, the Living Arts Centre, and the Canadian Broadcasting Center’s “Glenn Gould Studio,” and was invited as guest for a live performance interview on both violin and piano for Toronto’s Classical 96.3 FM. She has won First Prize from various national competitions, including the Canadian Music Competitions, and represented Ontario at the 2009 National Music Festival.
Bora is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Yale School of Music. She holds double Bachelor of Music degrees in both Violin Performance and Piano Performance from the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where she was the first double-major student in the school's history, and a Master of Music degree from Yale. Her primary teachers include Hyo Kang, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Lipsett, and John Perry.
Bora Kim, violin
Bora is an avid chamber musician and recitalist and recent highlights include recitals in the Netherlands as part of the 2016 Holland Music Sessions, performance with world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax at the final gala of the 2015 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and masterclass for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York. She has also participated in numerous summer festivals including Sarasota, Aspen, Banff, and Orford.