Violinist Kyung Ji Min joined the New York Philharmonic in September 2019. Born in South Korea in 1995, she began playing the violin at age seven, studying with Hyuna Kim and graduating with highest honors from Yewon School, where she was concertmaster of the school orchestra. She received top prizes in national competitions and gave solo and chamber concerts as part of the Kumho Prodigy Concert series, supported by the Kumho Foundation. She came to the United States to study with Aaron Rosand and Shmuel Ashkenasi at the Curtis Institute of Music — where she served as assistant concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra — and subsequently studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes at The Juilliard School, where she served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra. She performed with the Verbier Chamber Orchestra in 2017 and has performed under the baton of conductors including Alan Gilbert, Rossen Milanov, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gerard Schwarz, and Osmo Vänska.
Kyung Ji Min won prizes in the Long Thibaud International Competition and Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition. She has performed as a soloist with the Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Guro Arts Festival Orchestra, and Yewon Orchestra, and at Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Salle Gaveau, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Helsinki Conservatory, Shanghai Concert Hall, and The Kennedy Center. Kyung Ji Min has been featured in broadcasts by Montreal’s Radio Classique, and Finland’s Yle.