Strings 2019:   May 16th – 18th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College

Alison Kim, Violin

Coquitlam, BC

2017 Shean Strings Competition Winner Alice Lee, Vioion.

Alison Kim, an outstanding young violinist in Canada today, exhibits an impressive virtuoso technique with great effect in communicating her sensitive feelings, emotions, musical intellect and feeling for period styles of music. She began studying the violin at the age of four, and her early principal teachers included Lawrie Hill and Taras Gabora. Currently, she studies with Kristopher Tong of the Borromeo String Quartet, at the New England Conservatory. In addition, she has performed in master classes for Cho-Liang Lin, Vadim Gluzman, the Weilerstein Trio, Mihaela Martin, and more.

In 2018, she was a recipient of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC) Award of Excellence and consequently toured with the orchestra in Canada, Germany, and Scotland as co-concertmaster. Through NYOC, she performed both solo and chamber works at the Toronto Summer Music Festival and the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. Other awards consisted of a full scholarship to attend Morningside Music Bridge at the New England Conservatory. Within Canada, Ms. Kim has received top prizes at the Canadian National Music Competition, the VMO Concerto Competition, the VAMSO Concerto Competition, and the VYSO concerto competition, and has performed as a soloist with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, the Vancouver Academy Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Vancouver Academy Intermediate Orchestra.

Ms. Kim’s string quartet at the New England Conservatory was chosen as an Honors Ensemble to represent the school for the 2018-2019 academic year, and she was previously a member of the winning quartet in the Friends of Chamber Music Competition in Vancouver. She has served as concertmistress of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra and she frequently serves in leadership positions within the New England Conservatory Symphony as well.

2019 Strings Competitors

Alison Kim Angela Ryu Rebecca Weger Sonya Shin Teresa Wang Tiffany Yenung

Important Information

  • The application process for The Shean Strings Competition 2019 is now closed.
  • We received many applications, and have selected our competitors.
  • Strings Brochures are available on the download page.