Kee-Hyun Kim — cello

Saturday, 10. 4. 2008

A native of Seoul, Korea, Kee-Hyun Kim is active as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He has participated in many prestigious festivals, including the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Kronberg Cello Masterclasses and Festival, the World Cello Congress III, Sarasota Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West, among others.

A winner of numerous competitions both at home and abroad, Kee won top prizes in virtually all of the major competitions in Korea, including the Ehwa, Sae-gae, and Korean Newspaper Competitions, as well as placing second in the Pusan National Competition. He was the recipient of the Landgraf-von-Hessen Prize at the 1999 Kronberg Cello Masterclasses, and won second prize in the Hudson Valley String competition in 2002.

Kee has played at major concert venues in Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, England, Israel, the United States, Canada, and Central and South America, as a soloist, orchestral musician and most recently as a member of the Parker Quartet, of which he is the founding cellist.

Kee started his musical education very early on, starting at the Juilliard pre-college in 1992. Since then, he has attended the preparatory divisions of the Korean National University of the Arts, the New England Conservatory, and the Walnut Hill School. He holds a B.M. from the New England Conservatory, as well as two M.M. from the same institution.

Kee plays on an 1844 Giaccomo Rivolta cello made in Milan, as well as a custom-made bow from Benoit Rolland, made in 2007.

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