Saturday, November 01, 2014
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Kiwon Nahm, Violin

Kiwon Nahm started studying violin at the age of 4 and at age 9 was accepted to study at the Juilliard School, Pre-College Division under the tutelage of the late Dorothy DeLay and Naoko Tanaka. Described by Dorothy DeLay as a violinist with “one of the most expressive tones I’ve ever heard”, made her orchestral solo debut at the age of 12 with the Korean Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center. Ms. Nahm has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Kiwon Nahm has been a top prizewinner in the MTNA competition, the Washington Competition, and the Juilliard Concerto Competition. She was also the recipient of the Best Chamber Music Prize at the Fontainebleau Festival in France for two consecutive summers. Ms. Nahm’s previous teachers have included Almita and Roland Vamos, Gerald Poulet, and Martin Beaver and she has studied chamber music with Phillipe Entremont, Tokyo String Quartet, Peter Frankl, Claude Frank, and the St. Petersburg Quartet. Kiwon Nahm holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Oberlin Conservatory. Then she went on to get her Master of Music at Yale University.  She currently is a very active chamber musician as well as an orchestral performer. Ms. Nahm is currently a member of the New Haven Symphony. Eager to share her expertise, she held a teaching assistantship at Yale University. In 2006, Ms. Nahm was appointed to the violin adjunct faculty at New York University. Currently She is a Doctoral Candidate at SUNY Stony Brook studying with Pamela Frank, Philip Setzer Soovin Kim and Philippe Graffin.