Dr. Jinhyun Kim, originally hailing from South Korea, is an accomplished cellist whose musical journey has been marked by exceptional achievements and profound artistry. She currently holds the position of Principal Cellist with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and serves as the Assistant Principal Cellist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Her musical talents extend further as she collaborates with esteemed ensembles, including the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Jackson Symphony, and Flint Symphony. Additionally, Jinhyun is a core musician in the mid-Michigan based new music ensemble, “ConTempus Initiative.”

Jinhyun’s artistry extends beyond traditional orchestral settings. She has been a pivotal figure as the Principal Cellist with Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, contributing to a performance of Richard Einhorn’s “Voices of Light” at the Detroit Institute of Arts in March 2018. Furthermore, she showcased her soloist abilities as a cellist in the Michigan Opera Theatre’s fall 2020 production, “Twilight: Gods.” Her performance garnered rave reviews in prominent publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Opera News, and The New Yorker.

Jinhyun’s commitment to music goes beyond her performance career. She shares her passion and expertise as a dedicated cello faculty member at the Flint School of Performing Arts and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Cello at Spring Arbor University.

Jinhyun’s musical journey began at the age of eight, laying the foundation for a remarkable career. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Ewha Womans University in South Korea, Her quest for excellence led her to Michigan State University, where she achieved both her Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. During her time at MSU, she contributed as a graduate teaching assistant, all while earning recognition through esteemed awards and grants.

Jinhyun Kim’s dedication to her craft and her significant contributions to the world of classical music are a testament to her unwavering commitment and exceptional talent. Her continued journey promises to be a source of inspiration to musicians and music enthusiasts alike.