Jin Hyun Kim


Assistant Principal

JinHyun Kim is from South Korea, began her studies on the cello at the age of eight. She recieved a Bachelor of Music from Ewha Women University and Master of Music from Michigan State University. Kim is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music in cello performance at Michigan State University with Suren Bagratuni. She worked as a graduate teaching assistant at MSU from 2013-2016.

She had a debut concert in Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, Korea 2011. On November 2013, Kim played in a master class with cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the Fairchild Theater at MSU. In 2013 she was the winner of the  MSU honors competition and performed as a  soloist with MSU Symphony Orchestra on March 2014 at the Wharton Center. On May 2016, she played in American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition 2016 Winners Recital at Carnegie Hall, New York. She served as a principal cellist in the both Ewha Womans University Orchestra and MSU Symphony Orchestra. She was participant of National Orchestral Institute Festival 2016 at the University of Maryland. Recently, Naxos records released the  National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic recordings in which Kim participated. Kim is currently the cello instructor at the Okemos Music Academy and Marshall Music in Lansing and a cellist with ConTempus Initiative Ensemble, Midland Symphony Orchestra and Lansing Symphony Orchestra.