Blaire Kim, 19
South Korea

Violinist Blaire Kim was born in South Korea and started playing violin at the age of 5. The winner of 2019 Juilliard Pre-College Tzigane Competition, the finalist for From the Top, Grand Prize winner of the Camerata Artists International Competition, Blaire has performed internationally on tour with orchestras such as An Die Musik Philharmonia and the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea and the Ukraine.She also was featured performer in the Young Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition selection ceremony.

A frequent prizewinner, she won a variety of national competitions in Korea including the Daejeon Catholic Competition and the Daejeon Music Competition where she also received a special prize from the mayor of Daejeon. She also won a special prize from the Korean Newspaper Competition, resulting in a scholarship and article in the newspaper. She is a top prizewinner of many international competitions as well, including the 5th Hong Kong International Violin Competition. She was featured on the program “Parents” on EBS as a young talent at the age of 10.

Blaire has participated in summer festivals such as the Forum Musikae International Summer Festival in Spain, where she was the youngest performer, the Academie international D’ete de Nice Festival in France, and the Crans Montana Summer Camp hosted by Shlomo Mintz. She also attended Perlman Music Program for the year of 2021 and 2022 summer.

Blaire studied with Sunny Lee and Jaesung Jeong while attending Yewon Arts Middle School before being accepted to Juilliard Pre-College, where she studied with Li Lin since 2017. She is currently a first-year undergraduate in The Juilliard School studying under Maestro Itzhak Perlman and Professor Li Lin