Suyoen Kim

Violinist Suyoen Kim was born in Münster in 1987, and received her first violin lessons at the age of five. Aged nine, she became Germany's youngest student to join Professor Helge Slaatto at the Musikhochschule Münster, where she graduated with a diploma.

In 2010 and 2012 she pursued her postgraduate studies with Professor Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and at the Kronberg Academy.

During the period of her studies, she won the 1st prize at the International Joseph Joachim Violin Competition Hannover in 2006. In 2009 Suyoen Kim came 4th in the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Brussels.

Suyoen Kim performs as a soloist with renowned orchestras and conductors and with numerous chamber music partners. The Artemis Quartet is the first chamber ensemble in which she will hold a permanent position.

Suyoen Kim was appointed first concertmaster of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin in early 2018.

Suyoen Kim plays the "Lord Newlands" violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1702, which is on kind loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.