Seohyun Kim South Korea, 12, Junior

Born in 2008, Seohyun Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and began playing the violin at the age of five. A multi prize winner at numerous national competitions, Seohyun has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles at the age of eight. She is currently studying with Sunny Lee in Seoul Central Conservatory and received mentoring from artists including Pavel Vernikov, Ulf Wallin, Min Kim, Clara Jumi Kang, Qian Zhou, Clara Cernat and Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici. Her recent highlights include performance at the Lotte Concert Hall as a rising star of Gonjiam Music Festival and her first recital as a Kumho Prodigy Artist in December 2020.

Participating in the Menuhin Competition is a dream come true, and I’m so excited to participate. I can’t wait to meet the competitors from all over the world. I hope I have a wonderful time in Richmond!