Dawn Kim is a violinist based in New York City, currently pursuing her Master of Music at The Juilliard School. Dawn made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 11, as the winner of American Protégé Music Competition. Since then, she has performed at various summer festivals such as Mozarteum in Salzburg, Yellow Barn Young Artists Festival, and Bowdoin Music festival. Dawn enjoys collaborating with other musicians, and has recently debuted a piece at Alice Tully Hall that won the Gena Raps Piano Chamber Music Prize. Together with pianist Lucia Li, she formed a piano-violin duo to expand beyond the standard classical genre, and they recently performed arranged Jazz pop music and pieces by underrepresented composers at a Sofar Artists concert.
As an educator, Dawn aims to encourage students to utilize music as a device for expression. She is currently a Morse Artist Teaching Fellow at Juilliard, where she works with elementary students throughout New York City. Dawn was a fellow for the Music Advancement Program from 2022-2023, where she mentored students aged 9-17 of various skill levels. She also enjoys teaching privately.
Dawn started the violin at the age of 6 in Korea. At age 12 she was accepted into the Pre-College Division at Juilliard, where she studied with Hyo Kang and I-Hao Lee. Dawn received her Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School, where she studied with Laurie Smukler, and is currently finishing her Master’s degree with Joseph Lin.