Deborah Kim, age 16, is from Cary, North Carolina. She has studied violin with Shelley Livingston. Last year she won first place in the Duke University String School Concerto Competition and played as a soloist with the orchestra. In July 2015, Deborah had the chance to perform at Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall through winning the International Piano and Strings Competition of American Protégé. She will be performing at the there again in May as a second place winner of the American Fine Arts Festival Concerto Competition. Deborah also uses her talent for other things as well besides playing for competitions, such as playing with her church’s choir and leading the Senior Serenades Ensemble, a high school club she founded for young musicians to perform at local senior homes twice a month. The latter developed her desire to pursue a career as a geriatrician. She is also volunteering at Luke Charity Clinic, a non-profit medical organization for non-English speaking immigrants in North Carolina.
Please check out the recent article featuring Ms. Kim here.