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Sunday, March 25, 2018   10:30 a.m.

Minju Kim masterclass in violinAcclaimed violinist Minju Kim will lead a masterclass performance in violin at the Heights Arts gallery. Masterclasses are free and open to the public for observation. Each features students who perform with excellence within various levels, and have been recommended by their teachers.

Northeast Ohio students in grades 6-12 are welcome to apply for all masterclass sessions; applicants must be recommended by their music teacher in addition to the online form below for consideration.

Participating students and one parent (if student is under 18) also receive complimentary tickets to one of Heights Arts’ 2017-2018 Close Encounters chamber music concerts, featuring members of the Cleveland Orchestra (a $30-70 value).




Born in South Korea, Minju Kim has performed throughout North America, Central America and Europe. She earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Minju studied with renown pedagogues such as Paul Kantor, Grigory Kalinovsky, Mauricio Fuks, and Ik-Hwan Bae. She also had the opportunity to study with Alex Kerr, Nam-yun Kim, Henri Gronnier and Stanley Ritchie on baroque violin. At IU, she was a recipient of the Assistant Instructor Fellowship, Dean’s Scholarship and Artistic Excellence Award.

As a chamber musician, Minju has been invited as a guest artist to music festivals most recently including Festival de Febrero, Strings Music Festival, and Chamber Music Workshop UNC. Her diverse interests have taken her to perform with various ensembles such as IU New Music Ensemble and the Jankovic Ensemble. With the Jankovic Ensemble, she taught masterclasses, commissioned new pieces, and performed at venues such as the Roundtop Institute and was broadcast on American Public Media’s “Performance Today.”

As an orchestral musician, she is the second violin principal of CityMusic Cleveland and has also led as concert mistress in the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, IU, and CIM Orchestra. She has also played with the Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Aspen, Britt Festival Orchestra, and at Artosphere Arts Festival.



Funding for  master classes and free and discounted tickets is generously provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
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