Seohyun Kim South Korea, 11, Junior

Born in 2008, Seohyun Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and began playing the violin at the age of five. She has won 1st Prize at numerous national competitions and started playing 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 has performed for artists including Pavel Vernikov, Ulf Wallin, Min Kim, Qian Zhou, Clara Cernat and Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici. She was selected for the Kumho Prodigy recital series in 2019 and is going to have a recital in April 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!