Christina Khimm*, Director of Aaron Rosand Program, violin
Christina Khimm has had a successful career as a pedagogue in the U.S.A. since 1989 when she began to teach at the Queens College. Ms. Khimm was born in Seoul,Korea in 1953 and made her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age of 10. She came to America in 1970 to study with Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard school of music. In 1971 the Manhattan School of Music gave her a full scholarship to study with Raphael Bronstein that resulted in winning the Concerto Competition at MSM as well as the Y.C.A.( Young Artist Competition) of N.Y. in 1972. To broaden her education in 1973 she moved to the Sarah Lawrence College where Dorothy Delay continued to teach her and where she earned her B.A. degree in 1975. She continued her studies with two legendary violinists Ruggiero Ricci and Aaron Rosand and acquired an unique perspective on how to teach at all levels. In 1988 she acquired a certificate to teach the Suzuki method that enabled her also to teach less advanced students. Her success led to positions at the Hoff-Barthelson music school , Music Conservatory of Westchester, Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes College. Christina Khimm has enjoyed a varied career as a soloist and chamber music player as well as her work as a teacher. Her solo engagements elicited critical praise for “ insightful musicianship” “ elegant tone” “ technical mastery of her instrument”. She was also a member of the Laurentian String Quartet for several years. Since 1994 she has served as outreach director and faculty member of the annual Summit Music Festival where she currently serves as director of the Aaron Rosand Intensive Violin Program. Ms. Khimm has 2 CDs available on the Sohn and Artkor featuring works by Schnittike, Foote, Grieg, Vivaldi and Mozart.