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Jessy Kim

Jessy Kim
Jessy Kim
  • Faculty, Oscar Peterson School of Music



Ms. Kim has been teaching extensively throughout her career focusing on the younger generation of musicians. She has taught at institutions like the Aspen Music Festival, Yale School of Music and University of Toronto. Her students have been accepted to programs at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists, The Juilliard School, and the Curtis Institute of Music.

Named one of CBC’s “30 under 30” classical musicians in 2021, Jessy Kim is a violinist from Toronto, ON with a versatile performance career that includes solo, chamber and orchestral concerts. She frequently plays with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She has won numerous awards and scholarships around Canada and the US including the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant, the Shean Strings Competition, the Oneppo Chamber Music Prize and the 2020 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award.

Career highlights include performances with the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest in Seattle, Vancouver Pilgrim Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Symphony and Guelph Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, she gave her debut performance in Koerner Hall in Toronto playing Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto under the baton of Johannes Debus. She has made her appearance in Carnegie Hall as part of the Yale in New York series. She has performed in many concert halls and festivals in Canada and the US including the Aspen Music Festival, Morningside MusicBridge, the Banff Music Festival and the Toronto Summer Music Festival. Ms. Kim has worked with renowned musicians such as Ani Kavafian, Jonathan Crow, Barry Shiffman and Paul Kantor. She has recently completed her year as a fellow in the Rebanks Family International Residency at The Royal Conservatory's Glenn Gould School.