Korean-American violinist Hayne Kim made her solo Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 16 and has since performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. She has been a soloist with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra in her native Michigan, as well as the Tusciafestival Orchestra in Viterbo, Italy. As an ensemble player, she has performed in some of New York City’s most beloved halls, such as Merkin Hall and Stern Auditorium, with NYC-based group Shattered Glass Ensemble and the International Chamber Soloists under the direction of Dmitri Berlinsky.
An ardent supporter of contemporary music, she takes a special interest in collaborating with living composers, and continues to be actively involved in premiering new works and participating in interdisciplinary performance projects. She is the violinist and co-founder of Círculo Trio, an ensemble dedicated to exploring and presenting new and/or underperformed works alongside standard repertoire.
Hayne holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, where she was the recipient of the Vice President's Award, and Michigan State University. She has been trained under both the Galamian and Russian traditions of violin pedagogy by her teachers Lyman Bodman, Grigory Kalinovsky, and Dmitri Berlinsky. She joined the faculty of Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music in July 2017.