Emma-Grace Kim, violin

Hometown: Herndon, Virginia

Meet Emma-Grace Kim

Emma-Grace performs on Show 424. She also performed with her sister, Ella, in Facebook Live concert in 2020.

Emma-Grace Kim (violin), 13, is from Herndon, Virginia, and attends Rachel Carson Middle School. In 2019 and 2021, Emma-Grace won first prize in the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA) Concerto Competition and was given the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Amadeus Orchestra. In addition, she performed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, as a prize winner of the Feder Memorial String Competition and was invited to perform as a soloist with her school orchestra. In 2021, Emma-Grace hosted an Instagram Takeover for Washington DC’s WETA Classical, highlighting her life as a young classical musician. She was featured on WETA Classical’s Facebook event, where she performed and was interviewed by John Banther, WETA Classical’s radio host and producer. In the summer of 2022, Emma-Grace was accepted into the Heifetz Junior Division, where she had the opportunity to participate in a three-week summer program for young string musicians, in Staunton, Virginia. She has been a member of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (AYPO) for the last four years and was concertmaster during the 2021–2022 season. Emma-Grace is currently a part of the American Symphonic Orchestra (AYSO). Most recently, she was invited to perform at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library’s 50th anniversary celebration in Washington DC, as a member of the AYPO Junior Chamber Ensemble. Emma-Grace and her sister recently launched a student-led organization called Itzart4you, which provides free music lessons to students in Title I schools. Outside of music, Emma-Grace enjoys watching anime, listening to K-pop, and playing with her dog.

Listen to Emma-Grace Kim

Show 424
Six Duos of Robert Schumann (for 2 violins and piano), Nos. 1 & 6 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) arr. A. d'Ambrosio with Charles Yang, violin & Peter Dugan, piano