Violist Danny Kim, a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, recently earned his master’s degree in viola performance from The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Samuel Rhodes. He began his musical studies at a young age on the violin with his mother Ellen Kim, and then transitioned to the viola in high school under Sabina Thatcher. He studied with Sally Chisholm at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his bachelor’s degree in viola performance and a certificate in East Asian Studies.

An ardent supporter of teaching and working with young people, Danny took part in a residency in May 2013 with El Sistema in Caracas, Venezuela, where he coached chamber groups and performed with his string quartet Quartet Senza Misura. He has also taught at the Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute and has led orchestra sectionals for Juilliard’s Pre-College Division. Danny recently completed a tour of South Korea with Quartet Senza Misura and with Richard O’Neill for his 10th-anniversary concerts. As part of his Ensemble ACJW program, Danny teaches in the Bronx at the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music.