Curtis Institute of Music string sextet
Natalie Helm and Cheeko Matsusaka
Ricardo José Rivera and Carmenchú Domínguez
Oleg Kruglyakov and Terry Boyarsky
Doug Wright and Hermitage Artist Retreat Guest
Noted by The New York Times for giving "the proceedings an invaluable central thread of integrity and stylishness," violinist Ariana Kim made her New York recital debut at Carnegie's Weill Hall during her doctoral studies at Juilliard and is now a tenured a professor at Cornell University.
At 16, Ariana made her debut with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and at 24 was appointed acting concertmaster of the Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans; she has since become one of the most respected artists of her generation. As a violinist of the Aizuri Quartet she was awarded the 2017 Osaka International Competition Grand Prize, the 2018 M-Prize, and a 2019 GRAMMY® nomination for the album Blueprinting. During her tenure, the ensemble served as a Quartet-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and presented recitals at Suntory Hall Tokyo, the University of Toronto, and the Kennedy Center, among others in 2020.
Recently having returned from a sabbatical year in South Korea, Ariana spent seven months studying the gayageum (an ancient zither-style instrument), performing throughout the country, and presenting master classes at Seoul National University.