Sooyun Kim


Sooyun Kim Photo credit: Andrew Kim

“A rare virtuoso of the flute” *-Libération

Praised as “A rare virtuoso of the flute” by Libération, Sooyun Kim has established herself as one of the rare flute soloists in the classical music scene. Since her concerto debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at age ten, she has enjoyed a flourishing career performing with orchestras around the world including the Bavarian Radio, Munich Philharmonic, Munich Chamber, and Boston Pops orchestras. She has been presented in recital series worldwide in Budapest, Paris, Munich, Kobe, Helsinki, Stockholm, the Algarve in Portugal, and Seoul; and at the Gardner Museum, Kennedy Center, and Carnegie and Jordan halls. Her European debut recital at the Louvre was streamed live on to great acclaim. This season’s highlights include orchestral appearances with Glacier Symphony, Kobe City Chamber, and Amadeus Festival orchestras performing concertos of Christopher Rouse, Mercadante, and Mozart. Also, as a member of Third Sound, she performed music of American composers at the Havana Contemporary Music Festival in Cuba. A winner of the Georg Solti Foundation Career Grant, Ms. Kim has received numerous international awards and prizes including the third prize at the ARD International Flute Competition. An avid chamber musician, her summer appearances include the Music@Menlo, Spoleto USA, Yellow Barn, Rockport, Olympic, and Chamber Music Northwest festivals. A former member of CMS Two, she studied at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Paula Robison. Ms. Kim performs on Verne Q. Powell Flutes.