Sojeong Kim


Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

South Korean violinist Sojeong Kim has won numerous competitions, including Grand Prize at the Sungjung Competition, First Prize at the Osaka International Competition, the Ewha Kyunghyang Competition, the Kukmin Times Competition, the Music Journal Competition, and has received awards at the JoongAng Times Competition and the KBS Competition. She also received the Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism award given by the South Korean Government. Ms. Kim was invited to perform at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2018. In 2022, She performed with the Stony Brook University Orchestra as the winner of the Concerto Competition at Staller Arts Center. She had solo performances in venues such as Hyogo Performing Art Center in Japan, Mapo Arts Center, Alpensia Concert Hall, SCC Hall, and Kukje Art Hall in Korea.  

As a chamber musician, Ms. Kim is an active member of the Hesper Quartet and Sungjung Trio where they were invited to perform at FACP(Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion) in Malaysia, Gyeonggi Arts Center, and Gangneung Arts Center in Korea. Also, she got invited to perform at Seoul Arts Center.  

Ms. Kim is a scholarship recipient of the Sungjung Foundation. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Seoul National University, where she studied with Young-Uck Kim and graduated with highest honors. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University on a full scholarship under the tutelage of Hagai Shaham, Jennifer Frautschi, Arnaud Sussmann, and Philip Setzer from Emerson String Quartet.