Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp
B.M., Cello, Curtis Institute of Music; Dip., Cello, The Juilliard School
Grammy winning artist Jonah Kim made his solo debut with Wolfgang Sawallisch and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2003. The same year, he also appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra where the Washington Post critic Joseph McLellan called him simply, "the next Yo-Yo Ma."
Highly sought after internationally as a chamber musician, Mr. Kim has recently collaborated with world class artists Jon Nakamatsu, Martin Beaver, Bella Hristova, Ian Swensen, Scott Yoo and Chee-Yun Kim. He is also a founding member of the "hip & unstuffy" Ensemble San Francisco.
Mr. Kim is very active in community outreach and deeply dedicated to his teaching. His masterclasses are described as "captivating, hilarious... relevant to not only musicians, resonating with all walks of life." Mr. Kim plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume cello made in 1845, as well as a 2016 Haide Lin. His bow was made in 1904 by Jules Fetique à Paris.