Claire Deokyong Kim, Cello

Claire Deokyong Kim, Cello

South Korean cellist Claire Deokyong Kim is a fourth year Bachelor of Music student at New England Conservatory, where she studies with Lluis Claret. Kim won numerous competitions in Korea, including winning the grand prize at the Seoul Arts Center Musical Prodigy Competition, the Strad Competition, the Yejin Artist Music Competition, and the Eumyeon Competition. She was the youngest competitor to win the Boroondara Eisteddfod Australia String Solo. In her first year at New England Conservatory, she won the NEC Tecchler-Forster Cello Competiton and the NEC Lower String Competition which she was selected to perform with the NEC Philharmonia Orchestra under Hugh Wolf in Jordan Hall.
As a soloist, Kim has performed many concerts, including her first debut in the Kumho Foundation Prodigy Solo Concert, Rising Start Concert at GMMFS and NEC Sonata Night. Other than performing as a soloist, she has performed piano trio, string quartet, and 12 Cellos at the Kumho Art Hall. As a chamber musician, Kim was a cellist in the string quartet ‘Quartet Primo,’ which won first place in the Seoul Young Adult Chamber Music Competition. Also, her string quartet ‘Nico Quartet’ has been selected as an Honors Ensemble at New England Conservatory for 2018-2019 and had a recital in Jordan Hall.

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