Joanne Kim currently performs with the SAR Philharmonic Orchestra of Hong Kong. She served as the principal cellist at the Seoul Symphony Orchestra and also performed with the Black Sea City Orchestra at the Black Sea Festival in Romania. Joanne has given solo and chamber recitals at the Seoul Art Performing Center in Korea, and at the Iserlohn kirche in Dortmund in Germany.
She was awarded the “Best Musician of the year” at the Black Sea Festival came second as part of a string quartet in the young artist competition in Westfalen, Germany.
Joanne graduated from the Seoul Art High School in Korea and studied cello under Professor Kim Bong, who was known as an innovator of André Navarra within Korea at the time. She then furthered her studies in Germany with Maria Kliegel at the Musikhochschule Köln. She graduated from Künstlerische Grundlagen and Künstlerische Ausbildung at Hochschule für Musik Detmold under Professor Gotthard Popp in Germany. Musicians she has worked with, and whom she has been inspired by include Arto Noras and Jens Peter Maintz in Vienna and Prague.
As an educator, she was a lecturer of string-chamber music and professional performance program in several art high schools and universities in South Korea and she continues to teach and coach chamber music privately in Hong Kong.
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