Jeanyi Kim, Concertmaster
Jeanyi Kim is the associate concertmaster (third chair) of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the concertmaster of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra. In 2007, she served as a guest assistant concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Colin Davis and Valery Gergiev. As an orchestral musician, the Toronto native has performed in illustrious venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Centre, Salle Pleyel, and the Concertgebouw.
Recent solo appearances include performances with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, and Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra.
A passionate chamber musician, Kim is a founding member of the Philomusica Quartet, and as a member of Quintessence, she has been a featured artist in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago. Kim has performed in numerous international music festivals throughout North and South America and Europe.
Dedicated to teaching, she and her husband, Alexander Mandl, have been faculty members at the Eleazar de Carvalho International Music Festival in Brazil and the Elm City ChamberFest. In addition to maintaining a private studio, she has served on the faculties at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, University of New Haven, and Neighborhood Music School, to name a few.
In 2008, Kim, along with pianist Daniel del Pino, recorded for a Boosey & Hawkes book/CD compilation entitled 10 Violin Solos from the Masters. In February 2009, it was released and distributed by Hal Leonard, and is now available at major music retailers.
Her major teachers include Erick Friedman, Berl Senofsky, Kyung Yu, and Rebecca Henry. Other important influences include Sidney Harth, Aldo and Elizabeth Parisot, Tokyo String Quartet, and Peabody Trio. During her time at Yale, she was the recipient of the Yale Bach Society Award, Friends of Music at Yale prize, and the Stuart Walker Memorial Scholarship. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, from which she also earned her BA, MM, and MMA degrees.
More information on the Philomusica Quartet can be found at www.philomusicaquartet.com.