Gloria Kim, cello
Cellist Gloria Kim began her solo career at the age of eight with the Busan Symphony Orchestra. She moved to the United States to continue her music education at the age of thirteen. Under the tutelage of Peter Wiley, she attended the Curtis Institute of Music and Manhattan School of Music on a full scholarship, where she also studied chamber music under Joseph Silverstein, Gary Graffman, Felix Galimir and Guarneri Quartet.
Kim has appeared as both a soloist and a chamber musician in the US and abroad, debuting as a soloist in NY with the Summit Music Festival Orchestra as a competition winner. She has invited from the Pan Music Festival at the Seoul National University as a Pan piano trio member, Sarasota Music Festival, Verbier Switzerland, Summit Music Festival. She has performed extensively in renowned concert venues in the New York metropolitan area such as Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Museum of Modern Art, Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall and has toured throughout Europe, China and Korea as a soloist, an orchestral and a chamber musician, most notably under Music Director André Previn. She has also performed at UN, US Capitol, performed for president Bill Clinton and played Beethoven Triple Concerto with the PyungYang Conservatory Orchestra in North Korea with the principal violinist of the PyungYang Orchestra. She is a former principal cellist of the Korean Chamber Orchestra and a former member of the Sonata Da Chiesa Ensemble.
Kim is a founding member of the BeneSori Quartet and a member of the Kaliope Music Society and the Chamber on Main Concert Series. She is on the faculty at the County College of Morris, NJ.