Joined the orchestra: 2018
Mijung Kim, a native of Seoul, Korea, began to study the violin at the age of 7. Mijung holds both her B.M. and M.M. degrees in Orchestral Music from Ewha Women’s University and studied Professional Studies Diploma Program with Professor Wei He at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She was a member of Seoul Youth Orchestra for 4 years and played at Cheonan Philharmonic Orchestra as a first violin from 2010 through 2017. She is also a founding member of the Viva String Quartet.
Throughout her career, she has performed for orchestras and chamber ensembles in various countries including Korea, Japan, China and the U.S., and has achieved several awards including 1st Place in the American Protégé International Piano and String Competition, Manhae competition, and the Youngsan Arthall Chamber Contest.
She is currently a member of California Symphony, and working as a local violinist in San Francisco.
My favorite composer is Dmitri Shostakovich because his pieces have energy, message, and dissonance, and above all they are very enjoyable to play.