May 24, 2021

27 - David Kim - The Philadelphia Orchestra

27 - David Kim - The Philadelphia Orchestra

David Kim is the concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He shares his role as a concertmaster, his memorable stories with his teacher, Dorothy DeLay, and the future of music. 

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Eric Mrugala

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David Kim

Concertmaster / Violinist

Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School.Mr. Kim is a frequent touring guest of famed modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty at venues such as the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Carnegie Hall. Mr. Kim serves as Distinguished Artist at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Macon. He frequently serves as an adjudicator at international violin competitions such as the Menuhin and Sarasate and each season presents masterclasses at schools across the United States.