Philadelphia Orchestra’s David Kim to perform at Colgate


Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim will perform with the Colgate University Orchestra in a concert of Brahams’ first symphony and violin pieces Nov. 4 in the Colgate Memorial Chapel.

The concert, with conductor Marietta Cheng, is 3:30 p.m. in the Colgate Memorial Chapel. Admission is free.

On the program are Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68; the Carmen Fantasy on Themes of Bizet by Pablo de Sarasate; the Meditation from the opera “Thais” by Jules Massenet; and the Dvorak Carnival Overture.

Kim was named concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School. 

Kim appears as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra each season as well as with numerous orchestras around the world. He also appears internationally at such festivals as Brevard, MasterWorks, and Pacific. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Eastern University in suburban Philadelphia, the University of Rhode Island, and Dickinson College. His instruments are a J.B. Guadagnini from Milan, circa 1757, on loan from The Philadelphia Orchestra, and a Michael Angelo Bergonzi from Cremona, circa 1754. He is an avid runner, golfer, and outdoorsman. 


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