Meet the Orchestra Hall Soloist: Kaylee Kim

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In anticipation of our upcoming spring concert at Orchestra Hall on May 22nd, get to know student soloist and winner of Symphony Orchestra’s 2021 Concerto Competition, Kaylee Kim. Kaylee will be performing Wieniawski’s iconic Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor. 

Kaylee Kim began her violin studies at the age of 3 with Betty Haag-Kuhnke at the Betty Haag Academy of Music.  She is the recipient of the Paul Galvin Foundation scholarship, and the GGE Foundation award for outstanding talent, and the past recipient of the Vanessa Kolpak charitable fund.

Kaylee has had private lessons with concert violinist Vadim Gluzman, and masterclasses with Stephanie Jeong, John Macfarlane, Grigory Kalinovsky, Olga Kaler, Dr. Pasha Sabouri and Dr. Caroline Chin.  She has received numerous awards from the DePaul Concerto Festival, Sejong music competition, Music Festival in honor of Confucius, AMI young Artist contest, Granquist solo contest, and CCMF Concerto competition. As a winner of the CCMF competition she soloed with the North Eastern Illinois University Symphony.

As a member of the Magical Strings of Youth of the Betty Haag Academy, Kaylee has performed in Disney Hall with the Pacific Symphony, was soloist on concert tours of Germany and Portugal and appeared with the group in the Sterns Auditorium in Carnegie Hall in 2016. She was also featured to play as a soloist at the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall at Northwestern University in 2017.

Kaylee is currently a 10th grade honor student at Vernon Hills High School, and a member of CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets are still available for our Spring Orchestra Hall concert! Don’t miss Kaylee’s dazzling display of virtuosity.

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