Valerie Kim

Valerie Kim, violin (New York, NY) leads a colorful solo and collaborative career based in New York City. Last summer, she performed at Yellow Barn and the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, where she premiered Michelle Ross’ String Quartet, written in loving memory of Roger Tapping. As a devoted quartet violinist, Valerie has recently performed at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the inaugural Tianjin Chamber Music Festival, and on WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces. She and her flutist-pianist sister, Dominique, have concertized together extensively from a young age and recently commissioned and recorded Nicky Sohn’s “Whispers on a Sleepless Night.” Last year, Valerie collaborated with Nathalie Joachim for a live performance series of her new album Ki moun ou ye and was also concertmaster of the first-ever Juilliard Orchestra and Juilliard Jazz Orchestra collaboration conducted by David Robertson in Carnegie Hall. She is currently pursuing her D.M.A. under the tutelage of Li Lin and Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School, where she also earned her B.M. and M.M. as a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2022)