Korean American violist Halam Kim is a passionate performer and educator who enjoys a versatile career in solo and chamber music as well as in education.
Her major solo accomplishments include performances of Walton’s Viola Concerto with the Eastman Philharmonia and Philharmonie Baden-Baden. As a chamber musician, she regularly performs at Carnegie Hall and at the Juilliard School through her fellowship with Ensemble Connect. She has also participated in intensive string quartet seminars with the Borromeo and Ying string quartets. In the previous summers, she has attended the Perlman Music Program, Sarasota Music Festival, and Bowdoin International Music Festival where she had the privilege to perform with Itzhak Perlman, Robin Scott, Zachary DePue, and Natalie Helm.
Halam received her master’s degree from The Juilliard School and her bachelor’s degree with a performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music. During her time at Eastman, she also majored in Psychology at the University of Rochester. Her previous teachers include I-Hao Lee, Kim Kashkashian, Carol Rodland, and Phillip Ying. She was in the most recent fellowship (2020-2023) at Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect where she was the only violist chosen. Through Ensemble Connect, Halam enjoyed teaching students at PS/IS 226 Alfred De B. Mason in Brooklyn.
Halam’s mission is to communicate what words cannot by connecting with people, inspiring the next generation, healing others, and sharing what she loves deeply. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog in Port Washington, NY and her new in-law family in Farmington, CT.