South Korean born violinist Sunkyoung (‘Sunny’) Kim completed her Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance under the tutelage of Head of Strings Michele Walsh at the Queensland Conservatorium. In 2019 she continues her training with Dr Robin Wilson at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
Amongst her vast array of orchestral experiences, Sunny has been Associate Concertmaster of the Australian Youth Orchestra in 2014 and 2015, Concertmaster of the Queensland Symphony Conservatorium Orchestra, and intern with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Sunny's experience as a musician extends into chamber music, working with internationally renowned cellist Nicolas Altstaedt leading up to a series of performances at the 2015 Musica Viva Festival.
In 2018, she was chosen to perform Mozart's Quintet with Lawrence Power. She has participated in masterclasses with world- renowned musicians including James Ehnes, Jasmine Little, Dale Barltrop, the Borodin String Quartet, the New Zealand String Quartet, and members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
In her spare time Sunny loves to bake and learn ancient hebrew. Running is also an enjoyable hobby in her life and hopes to challenge herself to participate in her second half-marathon in the future.
IN SUNKYOUNG'S WORDS
“I once ran a half-marathon, and now I am learning to read and write Hebrew. I am never good with words, but I can express myself fluently through music – and I would like to bring music to underprivileged families and communities.”
Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by Philip Bacon AM
Photo by Pia Johnson