Alison KIM

Alison Kim, born in 1999, began her studies on the violin at age four with Nancy Suk and since 2013 she has been studying with Prof. Taras Gabora. She has been the concertmistress of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra (VYSO) from 2014-2016 and she was previously the concertmistress of the Vancouver Academy Symphony Orchestra in the 2013-2014 season.
As a soloist, she has received accolades for her performances such as 2nd prize in the Canadian National Music Competition, finalist in the VYSO concerto competition and numerous top prizes from the Kiwanis, Fraser Valley, and Richmond Music Festivals. In 2015 she also had the pleasure of playing in Poland through the Bacewicz International Violin Competition. Alison also played Mozart’s Concerto no. 3 with the Vancouver Academy Intermediate Orchestra in 2010 and Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 2 with the VYSO in 2015 and she is also the two time winner of the Seymour and Janet Vineberg Memorial scholarship. In 2014 and 2015, Alison took part the 18th and 19th edition of the Casalmaggiore International Festival in Italy and she played works such as Mendelssohn’s violin concerto, Bach’s Partita no.1, and Britten’s Suite, to name only a few.
Alison has performed in masterclasses for Martin Chalifour, Andrew Dawes, Dale Barltrop, Mark Fewer, Nai Yuan Hu, Anne Shih, and Oleg Pakhanovski.