2016 1st Prize Classical Clarinet: Yoonah Kim

Yoonah KimClarinetist Yoonah Kim is pursuing her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School, studying under the world-renowned clarinetist, Charles Neidich. Ms. Kim is a recipient of the Irene Diamond Scholarship at The Juilliard School, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Mannes College The New School for Music. As principal clarinetist in the Juilliard and Mannes Orchestra, she performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully, and Symphony Space. She was a finalist in the Mannes Concerto Competition in 2013 and was awarded honorable mention in the 2014 Concerto Competition. Ms. Kim has also served as principal clarinetist of the New York Youth Symphony and Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra where she appeared in the closing ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010. As winner of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Concerto Competition in 2008 and 2010, she was featured as soloist and performed C.M Von Weber’s Concertino and Concerto no.1 in f minor, at the Queen Elizabeth Theater and Michael J Fox Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended the Sarasota Music Festival in 2015 where her group was featured on the Sarasota Radio. She also attended The Banff Centre Music Festival in 2014 and Caroga Lake Music Festival the same year. Ms. Kim is also active in chamber music. Her piano trio, Suo Trio, performed at the Kumho Art Hall and Sejong Chamber Art Hall in Seoul, Korea.