Ann Kim, Cello

A member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra since 2001, Ann Kim has cultivated an active and diverse career, encompassing solo, chamber music and orchestral accomplishments.  She has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra twice, making her debut with the orchestra at the age of 12 as a Young Artists Competition winner.   In addition, she has soloed with the Princeton University Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Trenton Symphony Orchestra, and the Concerto Soloists Orchestra of Philadelphia.  As a chamber musician, Ms. Kim has performed in Aspen, CO; Banff, Canada; Salt Lake City, UT; Manchester, VT and extensively throughout New York City.  She was also a co-founder of the Equinox String Quartet, which recorded the complete Saint-Saëns string quartets on the Eroica Label.

For several years, Ms. Kim was the cellist for the critically acclaimed crossover band Absolute, with which she toured worldwide and recorded six CDs on both CCn,C and Enja Records labels.  The band’s second CD, “Absolute Mix Live”, garnered the German Record Critics Award in 2000.  And in 2002 the group was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble.

Ms. Kim also performs with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in the summer months.  She has degrees from both Princeton and Juilliard, where she studied with the late Harvey Shapiro.