Josephina Kim


Josephina You-Kyung Kim performs internationally as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. 
Among numerous international competitions prizes, she received top winner prize at the prestigious Heida Hermann’s International Competition, the same contest that launched the cello careers of Amit Peled and Rajan Krishnaswami. As a recipient of a full scholarship award, Josephina attended the esteemed Juilliard Pre-College, where, as a winner of the concerto competition she performed the Korngold Cello Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center. At age 15, she was invited to play solo recital at the Carnegie Hall. Ms. Kim graduated with an undergraduate diploma from the Longy School of Music of Bard College as a student of Dr. Terry King, where she won all of the institution’s top honors; most notably a concerto performance at Harvard University’s Sanders Theater under the direction of Leon Botstein, performing Elgar Cello Concerto. A core member of Lyrica Chamber Music, Ms. Kim has performed numerous performances with Lyrica, ArtsAhimsa and the Yale Cellos and Philharmonic Orchestra at Woolsey, Sprague, Carnegie, Lincoln Center, Pickman, Sanders Theater, and Boston’s Symphony halls. Josephina received Master of Music at the Yale School of Music, and currently is at New England Conservatory in the studio of Laurence Lesser. Ms. Kim has been honored to play for cello luminaries, Yo-Yo Ma, Aldo Parisot, Ralph Kirshbaum, Sol Gabetta and Matt Haimovitz, Laurence Lesser. Ms. Kim is currently Co-Principal Cellist of the Lyrica Chamber Orchestra. This is her first season with iPalpiti.