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Agnes Kim

Lecturer in Music, Chamber Music; Faculty Coach, String Quartet Workshop, BU Tanglewood Institute

Cellist Agnes Kim, described as a “hair-raising performer” in The Boston Musical Intelligencer, has an active and versatile career as a chamber musician, a soloist, and an orchestral player. As a member of the highly respected Arneis Quartet, their recording of Elena Ruehr’s String Quartet No. 8 “Insect Dances” in 2022 on Avie Records and chamber music of John H. Wallace, “pale reflection… : Arneis Quartet and Friends”, in 2016 on Centaur Records were released to critical acclaim. She has appeared as a soloist with the Hwaum Boston Chamber Orchestra and the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, performed with the Orchestras such as Emmanuel Music, the Boston Philharmonic, and served as the principal cellist for the Haffner Sinfonietta and the Philharmonia Boston.

As an avid educator, Ms. Kim is on the chamber music faculty at Boston University, serves as cello instructor and chamber coach for Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and taught at Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), Point Counterpoint, and Lyceum Music Festival.

She received her Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University where she was a student of Leslie Parnas and holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where she studied with Yeesun Kim and Steven Kates.

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-International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, Silver Medal
-St. Lawrence String Quartet & Stanford Lively Arts Stanford University John Lad Prize
-Banff Centre, Bryan Price Scholarship & Aldo Parisot Scholarship
-Artist International Audition, Winner
-Ibla Grand Prize, Most Distinguished Musical Award & Brahms Award
-Encore School for Strings, Eric von Baeyer Scholarship