Eric Kim

Instrumental Focus

  • cello

Eric Kim, cellist, enjoys a diverse career as recitalist, chamber musician, soloist with orchestra, and teacher. Having made his solo debut at age fifteen with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he has been a featured soloist with the symphony orchestras of Cincinnati, Denver, and San Diego and has collaborated with conductors Alan Gilbert, Zubin Mehta, Paavo Jarvi, and others. In 2009, Mr. Kim began his appointment as professor of music at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. Active as a chamber musician, Mr. Kim performs with such artists as Emmanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Susan Graham, and Menahem Pressler. He participated in tours to South America and Israel as a member of the "Pinchas Zukerman and Friends" chamber ensemble, and made chamber music debuts at Carnegie Hall, Boston's Symphony Hall, and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and Michael Tree, among others. Mr. Kim regularly performs at the music festivals of Aspen, Savannah, La Jolla, and Santa Fe. Mr. Kim received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School where he studied with Leonard Rose, Lynn Harrell, and Channing Robbins and was the first recipient of the William Schuman Prize for outstanding leadership and achievement in music.