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Nikayla Kim

Nikayla Kim joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in the summer of 2023. Ms. Kim began her studies in violin at the age of 6 in South Korea where she won accolades in competitions such as CBS National Youth Contest, Nanpa National Music Concours, The Journal of Music Concours, and Korean National Concours of Culture and Art. After her move to Pennsylvania, United States, Ms. Kim attended Juilliard Pre-College Division in 2015 as a student. She is also a former prize winner of the Juilliard Pre-College Violin Concerto Competition and Kenneth Symphony Competition.

As an active soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Kim has been featured in masterclasses conducted by the Emerson and Aizuri Quartets. During her studies at the Juilliard School, Ms. Kim was selected as a member of the Juilliard Honors Chamber Program, and soon won the WDAV's Young Chamber Musicians Competition in 2019. She had the privilege of learning chamber music from esteemed musicians including Samuel Rhode, Laurie Smukler, Natasha Brofsky, Roger Tapping, Darrett Adkins, Jerome Lowenthal, and Janet Sung.

Ms. Kim graduated from the Juilliard School with a Bachelor's Degree, studying with the guidance of Masao Kawasaki. She has recently completed her Master's Degree at DePaul University School of Music, where she graduated under the tutelage of I-Hao Lee. She also served as a graduate assistant during her studies at DePaul University.