BA, Harvard College
Graduate studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
Violinist Vivienne Kim is currently a faculty member at the Crowden Center for Music in the Community (CCMC) and at the Sycamore Strings Academy, through which she maintains studios in Castro Valley and Livermore. Before moving to Berkeley in 2010, she freelanced in New York City and taught for over a decade at Concordia College and Conservatory in Westchester, New York, where she was a key figure in jumpstarting a successful quartet and chamber music program.
Vivienne began the piano at age 4 and the violin at age 7 (studying with famed pedagogue Alice Schoenfeld), and went on to numerous television performances, including those on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Emmy Awards Show, and performances with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the Los Angeles area, Japan and Korea.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English and American Literature at Harvard College, and went on to pursue her musical studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she studied with Miriam Fried. Vivienne has studied the Suzuki method with Judy Bossuat, Goran Berg, Brian Lewis, and will be continuing her studies this summer with Cathy Lee.