Yeon-Su Kim teaches and heads the string program at the Sunderman Conservatory, Gettysburg College. Previously Kim held a position at Amherst College and taught as a visiting lecturer at UMass, Amherst. In recent seasons she has given performances and taught masterclasses at Indiana University, Seoul University, Hong Kong Performance Arts School, and InterHarmony in Germany.
As a soloist, the Korean-British violinist Yeon-Su Kim has performed in Austria, Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Korea, Switzerland, and the United States. As an active chamber musician Yeon-Su Kim has given performances in Germany, Austria, Israel, Switzerland, and England, and held quartet residencies under the Amadeus Quartet and the Tokyo Quartet. Kim was the recipient of numerous awards such as prizes at the Semmering Competition and the Leverhulme Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music in England. She has given performances on the BBC Radio, Swiss Radio, and the German National Radio. Kim’s recent concert tours include recitals in Zankel Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia, Seoul, Hong Kong, Brazil, and Germany.
Kim performs and commissions new music and plans to issue her first CD in 2013. As an advocate for new music, she is passionate about her collaborations with composers, and has worked closely with composers such as Ezra Laderman, Eric Sawyer, Lansing McCloskey, Shinuh Lee and the Composers of Red Sneakers. She has a strong interest in diverse string repertoire that ranges from a recent Schumann and Brahms concerto to Berio and Carter recitals.
Kim studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London, U.K.), the Royal Academy of Music (London, U.K.), Yale University, and Boston University. Her teachers include David Takeno, Syoko Aki, Simon Fischer, Pauline Scott, and Yuri Mazurkevich.
She shares her home and concert stages with her conductor and percussionist husband, Eduardo Leandro.