JIA KIM, Cellist
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Final Round of Annenberg Fellowships Announced
April 10, 2017
Jia Kim has been named one of eight recipients of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund in its 10th and final year. The scholarship, based at the University of Pennsylvania, invests in promising artists to help them begin their careers. Past recipients include the ballet dancer Misty Copeland (2008), who seven years later would be named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” and the actor André Holland (2008), who would go on to appear in “Moonlight” and “Selma.”
The fellowship has collaborated with several institutions every year, including the Lincoln Center Theater and the Juilliard School, to find qualified candidates. It was originally established with a 10-year life span. Including the current group, the fund has distributed $6 million to 70 up-and-coming artists.
Leonore Annenberg Funds Honor Eight Artists
April 11, 2017
Associated with the Perlman Music Program since 2003, cellist Jia Kim attended PMP’s Summer Music School for high school students and then participated in the Chamber Music Workshop. In addition, PMP invited Jia to travel to Israel for its 2010 residency in Jerusalem, and she worked as a Summer Music School Fellow. She graduated from The Juilliard School with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. She has had solo performances both here and abroad, orchestra engagements, chamber music concerts, summer festivals and masterclasses. She served as a tone judge for the Violin Society of America’s International Competition in 2016. As Artistic Director of a unique nonprofit called International Music Sessions, she is committed to ensuring that music is the universal language that makes connections beyond language and words. IMS’s mission is to bring music students from third world conflict areas around the world to the U.S. as a means of bridging the gap between cultures through the communicative power of music.