ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

February 26, 2004

David Kim, Concertmaster Philadelphia Orchestra
to perform in honour of
The Hon Elaine L Chao, U S Secretary of Labor

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that David Kim will perform in honour of The Hon Elaine L Chao, U S Secretary of Labor, who will be Guest of Honour at the ICAS Annual Liberty Award Luncheon, Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, on March 19, 2004.

Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1999, David Kim was born in Carbondale, Illinois, started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight and later received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Juilliard School. In 1986 he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

David is founder and artistic director of the Kingston Chamber Music Festival at the University of Rhode Island (founded in 1989). He also holds the position of Special Guest Artist there and in 2001, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Arts. David devotes a portion of his schedule each year to bringing classical music to children. In conjunction with the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, he founded an annual outreach program that takes him to elementary schools, performing and speaking about classical music in an effort to cultivate future audiences. In the past 12 years, David has performed for well over 11,000 young people in the State of Rhode Island.

David Kim appears as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra every season. Some of the conductors with whom David has performed as soloist include Christoph von Dohnanyi, Charles Dutoit, and Wolfgang Sawallisch. He gives annual master classes at the Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute as well as many other institutions. His instrument is a J.B. Guadagnini from Milan, Italy ca. 1757. He resides in a suburb of Philadelphia with his wife Jane and daughters Natalie and Margaret.

Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow