Bonnie Bokyung Kim > Flute
Bonnie Bokyung Kim is a native of Seoul, Korea, where she began her music studies, first in piano. After moving with her family to Tokyo, Japan, she began her flute studies, which she continued in Paris and New York, eventually receiving Master of Music and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music.
Before that, in Paris, she received a 1 st Prize Diploma from Saint Maur Conservatoire National de Musique and Conservatoire Municipal de Paris.
During this time, Ms. Kim won numerous prizes, including the Bellin, Nerini, l’UFAM, and Young Artist Competitions in France and the Music Association Club Competition in Korea.
Ms. Kim has performed often in France, New York, and in Seoul, including solo and chamber performances in Weil Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, as well as in many prestigious concert venues in Korea.
Much of Ms. Kim’s music career has been devoted to teaching young flutists. She was a member of the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, Preparatory Division. During that time, as well as during a three-year residence in Seoul, Ms. Kim guided numerous students into America’s most prestigious music conservatories, including The Julliard School, Curtis Institute, Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin, and Mannes Conservatory.
Many other students who did not pursue music as a career or college major successfully competed in regional and state bands and orchestras. Two of her students have won the National Flute Association High School Soloist competition.
After moving to Virginia, Ms. Kim has continued her teaching career, as well as her performing career, both as a soloist and as a member of Creo, the only professional contemporary music ensemble in Virginia. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College.