DSO member since 2022
Daniel Kim is a second-year master’s student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and serves as Alexander Kerr’s associate instructor. Previous teachers include Shmuel Ashkenasi, Desirée Ruhstrat, Yumi Scott, Yayoi Numazawa, Helen Kwalwasser, Choon-Jin Chang, and Julian Meyer. During his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, Daniel won top prizes in the Concerto Competition, Samuel and Elinor Thaviu Scholarship Competition, and the Dover Quartet Competition. He was also a laureate in the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Kim has performed in master classes for Ida Kavafian, Kyoko Takezawa, Glenn Dicterow, and Frank Huang. His passion for chamber music has given him the opportunity to work closely with members of the Dover and Takács string quartets, as well as composer Jennifer Higdon. Daniel has appeared as a featured performer on NPR’s From the Top and WFMT-Chicago and has made numerous solo appearances in the United States. He was a fellow at the Music Academy of the West and is an alumnus of the Yellow Barn Music Festival's Young Artists Program.