Jonathan Kim


Jonathan Kim is a member of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Principal Violist of the Opera Company of Philadelphia. He was most recently a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and has also performed with the San Diego Symphony, the Singapore Symphony, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Jonathan completed his Bachelor of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Cleveland Orchestra Principal Violist, Robert Vernon. He began his viola studies with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Violist, Choong Jin Chang.  Jonathan has served as Principal Violist with the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and the National Repertory Orchestra with whom he was also featured as soloist. He has studied the violin with Michael Ludwig, Yong Ku Ahn, Martin Beaver, Misha Rosenker, and Keng-Yuen Tseng. During summers, Jonathan has also participated in the Encore School for Strings, the Itzhak Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, the Pacific Music Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Jonathan is a recipient of the Robert Vernon Prize in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.