Doctorate Degree candidate Yale University
Substitute violinist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Violinist Bora Kim is from Toronto, Canada, where she made her soloist debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2009, performing 7 concerts at Roy Thomson Hall. She has also appeared as soloist with the Canadian Sinfonietta, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra, and Niagara Chamber Orchestra. She has given solo recitals and performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Carlu, Canadian Broadcasting Center’s “Glenn Gould Studio,” and was featured for a live performance interview on both violin and piano for Toronto’s Classical 96.3 FM.
Bora's recent highlights include performances with Sejong Soloists at Carnegie Hall, concerts in Merkin Hall and Steinway Hall in New York, solo recitals in Australia and the Netherlands as part of the Holland Music Sessions, chamber collaboration with pianist Emanuel Ax at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and masterclass for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She also serves as concertmaster of the Parlando Ensemble in New York City.
As a winner of the Canada Council’s 2018 Instrument Bank Competition, Bora was awarded the four-year loan of a 1747 Januarius Gagliano violin. She has won First Prize from various national competitions, including the Canadian Music Competitions, and represented Ontario at the National Music Festival. An avid chamber musician, Bora was the winner of the Yale School of Music Chamber Music Competition, and the recipient of the school’s Alumni Association Prize.
Bora is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Yale School of Music, where she also completed Master of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees. She holds double Bachelor of Music degrees in both Violin Performance and Piano Performance from the Colburn Conservatory of Music, as the first double-major graduate in the school's history. Her primary teachers include Hyo Kang, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Lipsett, Atis Bankas, John Perry, and Marina Geringas. Bora is an alumni of numerous summer festivals including Sarasota, Aspen, Norfolk, Banff, Orford, and Lake George.