Sumin Kim began playing the violin at age eight and made her solo debut at the Seoul Arts Center at age 11. Since then, she has performed many recitals and has won top prizes in several major national competitions including the Chunchu and Yewon Music Competitions (South Korea). She attended Yewon School and graduated with the highest honours in violin. She entered the Curtis Institute of Music as a Sandra G. and David G. Marshall Violin Fellow in 2017, where she studied with Aaron Rosand, Midori, Arnold Steinhardt and Shmuel Ashkenasi. As orchestral musicians, she has performed in the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, Symphony in C, and the New York String Orchestra under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Osmo Vänska. Sumin is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the Juilliard School on the viola with Steven Tenenbom.