Da Hyeon (Diane) Kim is a third-year Bachelor of Music program student at the Glenn Gould School, studying violin performance under Paul Kantor and Barry Shiffman. This past summer, she participated in the masterclass program at the Orford Musique academy with scholarships and was a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival where she served as an Associate Concertmaster in Germany.
Diane made her debut with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra performing the first movement of Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto under the baton of Norman Reintamm. She was also invited to perform a recital for Guelph Connections Concert Series with pianist Stephen Xie. Diane was a student at the Phil and Eli Taylor Academy in Royal Conservatory of Music where she studied with Marie Berard. She was also a member of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra for 4 years where she served as a Co-Concertmaster. She was also invited to the section of the Millennium Symphony where she performed at the Seoul Arts Centre.
Diane has received numerous awards and scholarships from Kiwanis Music Festival, Ontario Music Festival, North York Music Festival, TSYO honour award and Don Banks Music Award in Canada. She was also one of the recipients of the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra scholarship 2018/19 season. She has been performed in multiple masterclasses with Baiba Skride, Mauricio Fuks, Jinjoo Cho, Dmitri Berlinsky and Miriam Fried. Diane is a recipient of The Desser, Classical 96.3, Arlene Nimmons, Michael & Sonja Koerner Scholarships from the Glenn Gould School.
Diane will play the first two movements of Jules Conus’ Violin Concerto with the Burlington Symphony Orchestra at an upcoming concert.