Lee Young Kim
Germany, Munich Bavaria Violin
The violinist Lee Young Kim was awarded the Alois Kottmann Prize for classical and vocal violin playing in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt am Main in 2018 as “confident and deeply impressive”. Her strength is described as “the ability to create such a force that absorbs the audience completely to take through the emotional journey”.
She received her musical education mainly in Germany, where after completing her early studies with Edith Peinemann in Frankfurt, she completed her artistic diploma with Ariadne Daskalakis and Master of Music with Gorjan Kosuta at the University of Music and Dance Cologne. In addition, she continued at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with a postgraduate program in chamber music with Johannes Meissl. She took further influences through master classes by Dora Schwarzberg, Hagai Shaham, Roman Nodel, Ida Haendel and Wolfgang David, to name a few.
Due to her international upbringing, she was interested in different cultures at an early age and participated as a pioneer in projects with original compositions from mixed cultures, such as her master's project with the topic "East in West" and her active participation as a member of Ensemble Korea. Her successes also include prizes at Cameristi dell‘Alpe Adria, International Music Competition Don Vincenzo Vitti, and Franz Schubert International Competition Ruse with Triolog Wien, which she had founded together with her fellow students.
As a soloist and chamber musician, she has appeared at various music festivals, including Acht Brücken Köln, ISA PragWienBudapest, Workshop for Contemporary Music NEC Boston, Festival L‘été Musical en Bergerac, and International Crescendo Music Festival Florida, where she was also a lecturer. Playing Chamber music has brought her to concert halls such as the Cologne Philharmonic, the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Music Association. From 2016 to 2020, she has been on stage regularly as a member of the Munich Symphony Orchestra.