Violin and Viola Summit:
June 17–24, 2018
Tuesday, June 19 • 7:30-9:30pm
Orchestral Masterclass with LISA-BETH LAMBERT, National Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, June 20 • 10-11:30am
Second Violin Masterclass with KIM FISHER, Principal Second Violinist in The Philadelphia Orchestra
Saturday, June 23 • 10am-11:30am
Orchestral Masterclass with NATHAN COLE, First Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Because we believe that the whole person is involved in making music, personal care and attention will be given to each participant. Built on the foundational commitments of Cairn University, the institute gathers students in a unique setting of world-class music and spiritual nurture. Mr. Kim has taken a great deal of time to craft this institute to encourage, stretch, challenge and develop the participants as complete musicians. Join us!
About David Kim
Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School.
Highlights of Mr. Kim’s 2017-18 season include appearing as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin; teaching/performance residencies at Bob Jones University, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, Brevard Music Center, and the Aspen Music Festival and School; continued appearances as concertmaster of the All-Star Orchestra on PBS stations across the USA and online at the Kahn Academy; and recitals, speaking engagements, and appearances with orchestras across the United States, including a Brahms Festival (complete Sonatas and Concerto) with the Fairbanks Symphony in Alaska.
Private lessons with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, The National Symphony, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Chicago Symphony, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other performing artists. Learn more
Participate in mock auditions, and masterclasses designed to help you become a better musician and orchestral player
Study with others in a nurturing and spiritual environment
We are accepting students aged 15 and up. There are two tracks:
- High School
- College and Professional
Application and auditions start date: January 15, 2018
Application and auditions deadline: May 1, 2018
More information about the Violin and Viola Summit application process, audition requirements, event schedule, and tuition can be found in the David Kim Orchestral Institute Viewbook.
For more information, email DKOI@cairn.edu.