age 20 - from Seoul, Republic of Korea - entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2011 where she studies with renowned classical guitarists David Starobin and Jason Vieaux. Ms. Kim is the John J. Medveckis Annual Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Ms. Kim has appeared on NPR's From the Top
and has performed at the Great Mountains International Music Festival and School. She recently performed a solo recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and shortly after was invited as a guest artist to perform at the Cleveland Institute of Music's Classical Guitar Weekend 2013. As a concerto soloist, she will make her solo debut with the Kansas City Symphony in the 2013-14 season.
Jiyeon Kim has won top prizes in numerous guitar competitions in both South Korea and the United States. Among others, she won first place in the 2010 Division II Columbus State University International Guitar Competition and second place in the 2009 Parkening Young Guitarist Competition. She was awarded the Cleveland Institute of Music's Ablan Guitar Award in 2010.
Ms. Kim began playing classical guitar at the age of nine and has studied with Cho-in. At the age of 14, she was accepted into the Bachelor’s program at Korea National University of Arts. She attended the Cleveland Institute of Music for two years where she studied with Jason Vieaux before coming to the Curtis Institute of Music.