Artist

Jessy Je Young Kim

Violin

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Named one of CBC’s “30 under 30” classical musicians in 2021, Jessy Je Young Kim is a 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 and the US including the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant, the Shean Strings Competition, the Oneppo Chamber Music Prize and the 2020 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award.

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. She has made her appearance in Carnegie Hall as part of the Yale in New York series. Jessy studied with Ani Kavafian, Jonathan Crow, Barry Shiffman and Paul Kantor. Recently, she is a fellow in the Rebanks Family International Residency at the Royal Conservatory.