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Christina Khimm

  • Degrees and StudiesB.A., Sarah Lawrence College; Graduate Studies, Manhattan School of Music
  • Music Conservatory of WestchesterFaculty since 1988

Born in: Seoul, Korea

Performances and Distinctions: Christina Khimm has had a successful career as a pedagogue in the U.S.A. since 1989 when she began to teach at the Queens College.  Ms. Khimm made her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at the age of 10.  She came to America in 1970 to study with Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School of Music.  In 1971 the Manhattan School of Music gave her a full scholarship to study with Raphael Bronstein, which resulted in winning the Concerto Competition at MSM as well as the Young Artist Competition of New York. She moved to the Sarah Lawrence College in 1973 to broaden her educational horizons, where Dorothy Delay continued to teach her and where she earned her B.A. degree.  She continued her studies with two legendary violinists in 1975, studying with both Ruggiero Ricci and Aaron Rosand, In 1988, she acquired a certificate to teach the Suzuki method that enabled her to teach less advanced students.  Her success has led to positions at the Hoff-Barthelson music school, the Music Conservatory of Westchester, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes College. Christina Khimm has enjoyed a varied career as a soloist and chamber musician in addition to her work as a teacher.  Her solo engagements elicited critical praise for "insightful musicianship, elegant tone, and technical mastery of her instrument."  She was also a member of the Laurentian String Quartet for several years. Since 1994, she has served as outreach director and faculty member of the annual Summit Music Festival, where she currently serves as Director of the Aaron Rosand Intensive Violin Program.  Ms.  Khimm has 2 CD's available on the Sohn and Artkor labels, featuring works by Schnittke, Foote, Grieg, Vivaldi, and Mozart.