Jessy Je Young Kim


Jessy Je Young Kim is an up and coming violinist from Toronto, ON with a versatile performance career that includes solo, chamber and orchestral concerts. She frequently plays with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She has won numerous awards and scholarships around Canada, including the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant and 2nd prize at the Shean Strings Competition in Edmonton.

Career highlights include performances with the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest in Seattle, Vancouver Pilgrim Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Symphony and Guelph Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, she gave her debut performance in Koerner Hall in Toronto playing Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto under the baton of Johannes Debus. During her summers, she led the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra as their concertmaster. At the Yale School of Music, she won the Oneppo Chamber Music Prize and played in Carnegie Hall as part of the Yale in New York series with Ani Kavafian, William Purvis and Wei-Yi Yang.

Jessy has completed her studies in University of Toronto, Yale School of Music and the Glenn Gould School studying with Ani Kavafian, Jonathan Crow, Barry Shiffman and Paul Kantor. Recently, she was named a fellow for the Rebanks Family Fellowship at the Royal Conservatory and received the 2020 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award.

Jessy Je Young Kim attends the 2021 TSM Academy courtesy of the Peter & Leslie Barton Fellowship.