An avid chamber musician and solo recitalist, cellist Eugene Kim has given solo performances throughout Korea, England, Italy and his native United States, including such venues as Carnegie Recital Hall and Jordan Hall. His chamber music collaborations have included Raphael Hillyer, Bayla Keyes, Marcus Thompson, Gervase de Peyer and Mark O'Connor. An active Boston-area performer, he has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and has been guest principal cellist with the Boston Classical Orchestra and the Pro Arte Chamber Ensemble.
Mr. Kim is the former principal cellist of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Concert Orchestra and Harvard Bach Society, and has served as solo cellist under Sergiu Commissiona, James DePreist and Pinchas Zukerman.
In addition to serving on the faculties of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Longy School of Music, and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Eugene has also been a member of the faculties of UMASS/Boston and Brandeis University.
Recently, Mr. Kim completed a term as Artistic Director of Project STEP, a string training program for minority string players. Mr. Kim received his A.B. magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard University, and a master's degree from New England Conservatory, having studied with Andres Diaz, Colin Carr, Laurence Lesser and Carter Brey.
A.B. magna cum laude with highest honors (Harvard University); M.M. (NEC); principal cellist of Vermont Symphony; chamber music collaborations with Pinchas Zukerman, Gervase de Peyer, Mark O’Connor, Andres Diaz; music director of A.R.T. production of Song of the Nightingale; cello studies with Laurence Lesser, Colin Carr, Carter Brey and Andres Diaz; chamber music with Eugene Lehner, Louis Krasner and Yeesun Kim; faculty, Longy School of Music, UMass/Boston.
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