Sarah Kim

Cellist Sarah Kim leads a vibrant and diverse career as performer, educator, and arts administrator. She is an acclaimed instructor who was named 2016 Ohio String Teachers Association Studio Teacher of the Year as well as a recipient of the 2015 Overture Arts Educator Awards by the Cincinnati Arts Association.  Ms. Kim serves on the faculty of the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.  She also serves as Executive Director of the Cincinnati Young Artists, a nationally recognized program presenting advanced chamber music and cello workshops for pre-college and college students throughout the year at CCM.

In demand as a clinician at throughout the country, Ms. Kim has given master classes at numerous cello festivals and workshops.  Her students have been top prize winners in competitions and soloed with the Cincinnati Symphony and Louisville Orchestras.  She has adjudicated competitions such as the MTNA National Student Competition Finals.

As a solo artist and chamber musician, Ms. Kim has performed across the U.S. and Europe in both the classical and alternative genres. She continues to be an active performer in the Cincinnati area.  She has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and as guest principal cello of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 

A native of Minneapolis, MN, Ms. Kim attended Eastman School of Music (B.Mus.) and Northwestern University (M.Mus.).  Her primary studies have been with Peter Howard, Steven Doane, and Hans Jørgen Jensen.