Join clarinetist Yoonah Kim as she shares why she loves the clarinet and the journey she has taken with her instrument. Hear live performances, fascinating discussions on life as a clarinetist, and much more.
Special guest: Stefan Jackiw, violin
Hailed by The New York Times for her "inexhaustible virtuosity", clarinetist Yoonah Kim is rapidly earning recognition as a young artist of uncommon musical depth and versatility. Yoonah is a winner of the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The first solo clarinetist to win CAG in nearly 30 years, this Korean-Canadian artist joins the ranks of prominent solo clarinetists discovered by CAG, including David Shifrin, Michael Collins, and David Krakauer.
Yoonah tours regularly with the ensembles FOUNDERS and Frisson, and has appeared at chamber music festivals, including the Marlboro Music Festival, Mainly Mozart Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, California’s Festival Napa Valley, Maine’s Bay Chamber Music Festival, Bravo! Vail, Sarasota Music Festival, and The Banff Centre Music Festival and the Thessaloniki Festival in Greece.
In addition to her appearances on stage, Yoonah is also committed to teaching. With a fellow colleague from Ensemble Connect, Yoonah co-founded Chime for Children, an initiative to bring joy and inspiration through interactive performances to children with limited exposure and access to music. Born in Seoul and raised in British Columbia, Yoonah is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at The Juilliard School as the C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow.