Two Awards For Alum Stephen Kim

We just got word that 14-year-old violinist Stephen Kim, who appeared on our radio show in Mobile, Alabama in January 2009, recently won two musical awards.

Stephen Kim Performs on Show 193 in Alabama

He received the Gold Medal in the 11th California International Young Artists Violin Competition in San Diego on June 13, which he shared with a 24 year old violinist. Stephen also won 3rd prize in the 2nd Stradivarius International Violin Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah this July.

But that’s not all – Stephen also has three big performances coming up.

On August 15 he will perform as a soloist ¬†with The Bear Valley Symphony Orchestra, where he’ll play the Shostakovich¬†Concerto in the closing concert of the Bear Valley Music Festival.

He will perform the Tchaikovsky Concerto on September 25 with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra in the opening concert. Then in November, he will perform the Shostakovich Concerto again with the California Youth Symphony.

Great work and good luck, Stephen!