Ji Hyun Kim


Ji Hyun Kim, violin

An Australian-American violinist, Dr. Ji Hyun Kim, is a sought-after soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, educator, and music director. Ji Hyun received a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia, and completed her Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at Michigan State University, with cognate studies in Contemporary Art Music, Viola Performance, and Music Therapy. 

Ji Hyun has made numerous media appearances worldwide and has performed in major cities in South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Luxemburg, Austria, and the United States. Her outstanding musicality has been recognized through her success in national and international competitions hosted by the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Foundation, Yamaha Music Society, Chamber Music New Zealand, International Grieg Society, and the International Golden Classical Music Awards. She has also served as a concertmaster and principal violinist of various ensembles and orchestras, including Sydney Sinfonia, Ad Libitum, Musique 21, the Lansing Symphony, and Jackson Symphony Orchestras. 

In 2021, Ji Hyun joined Albion College Music Department as the Director of Orchestra and String Studies. As a dedicated educator and music director, Ji Hyun has traveled nationally and internationally to serve as a guest artist-teacher, string pedagogue, orchestral clinician, and adjudicator.

Ji Hyun is also the founder and artistic director of ConTempus Initiative, a Michigan-based contemporary music collective. Determined to cultivate more engaging composer-performer-audience relationships through relatable and accessible new music, Ji Hyun and her ConTempus colleagues continue their effort to promote diverse repertoire and create collaborative performances that can connect with today’s audiences.