Associate Concertmaster, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Hear Ji Won perform one of the great Romantic works for violin at Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Ji Won Kim, Associate Concertmaster and Concert Soloist
Ji Won Kim was raised in Melbourne before studying in Vienna at the Music Hochschule where she graduated as a 19-year-old with high distinction.
She won the first prize at the Brahms International Competition in Austria in 2005 before returning to Australia, where she continued her studies at the Sydney Conservatorium and Melbourne Conservatorium, earning two master’s degrees. In 2009 Ji Won won the ABC Young Performers Awards, which resulted in solo performances with major state orchestras in Australia including her debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. It also led to performances in Korea, Israel and Taiwan.
Her teachers and mentors include Arkadij Vinokurow, Alice Waten and Nelli Shkolnikova.
Ji Won’s passion for chamber music led to the establishment of String Theorem and Melbourne Piano Trio, which performed in festivals in Australia, Finland, Italy and Sweden. She has been a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has led the Adelaide, West Australian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. She has also performed as guest principal violin in Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2022, Ji Won became Associate Concertmaster of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, joining her husband, Caleb Wright, TSO’s Principal Viola.