Clara Minhye Kim
Juilliard Pre-College Division, Columbia University, Perlman Music Program
Cellist Clara Minhye Kim has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States. She has been a guest performer and faculty at the Jerusalem Music Center in Israel, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in the U.S., Seoul Music Festival, Busan Music Festival, and the Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea, Beauvais Music Festival and Festival Music Alp in France, among others.
Dr. Kim has been a Juror of the International Schadt String Competition, Young Performer's Music Competition, the New York Music Competition, and has recorded for CRI, SNK, and Albany Records. Her book on cello method has been published under The Korea Economic Daily & Business Publications Inc., and also received top prizes at the Parisot-Friedman International String Competition and the Orchestras of New York String Competition.
As a recipient of numerous scholarships and fellowship grants from The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Columbia and Yale Universities, her principal teachers included Channing Robbins, Aldo Parisot, and Laurence Lesser. She has also served as a consultant at the Special Music School of America in New York City for five years , organizing committe member of the New York Music Competition at the YWCA and gives masterclasses throughout the United States and Korea. In 2011 she was chosen by US State Department as one of the Korean-American representatives in Arts for South Korean President Lee and U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
Dr. Kim currently holds the largest cello studio at the Juilliard School where her students have won numerous national and international awards such as From the Top Jack Cooke Awards, winners of the International Andre Navarra Competition, International Irving Klein Competition, Johansen International Competition, International Young Tchaikovsky Competition, and etc..
She was the youngest full time string faculty to be appointed at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division since 2003, in addition to teaching at the Columbia University and the Perlman Music Program.