Cello Instructor in Cincinnati & NKY
J. Joshua Kim is a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with an Artist Diploma degree in cello performance. In 2020, He graduated with a Master’s degree studying under Alan Rafferty. Kim began his cello studies at the age of five under tutelage of Samuel Woodward, a former student of the late Pablo Casals. Kim continued to advance his studies under Dr. Alexander Russakovsky of University of Southern Mississippi. During this transition,
Kim’s musical and technical ability exceptionally grew and decided to pursue music as a career. At the age of thirteen, Kim was able to perform as a soloist with the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra performing the finale of Haydn’s C Major concerto. Shortly after, he had his first professional solo debut with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performing the last movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Kim was a prizewinner in several competitions including the Lois Pickard Competition, Birmingham Music Club Scholarship Competition and the Louisiana Philharmonic Concerto Competition. Recently, he placed second prize in the CCM Chamber Music Competition with his trio.
In 2018, Kim received his Bachelor’s degree as a full scholarship student at the University of Alabama under the tutelage of Carlton McCreery. During his undergraduate studies, Kim was given the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Alabama Symphony. In result of winning the University’s Concerto Competition in 2018, Kim performed Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with the Huxford Symphony under the baton of Dr. Blake Richardson. In his final year at University of Alabama, Kim won the section cello position with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. He has been a tenure member since 2019. Kim serves as a substitute cellist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Kim has attended prestigious music festivals such as Meadowmount School of Music, Green Mountain Music Festival, and Eastern Music Festival. He has received masterclasses from Yo-Yo Ma, Andres Diaz, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Stephen Geber, Mark Kosower, Melissa Kraut, and Sara Sant’Ambrogio. Kim performs on an 1844 Gaetano Guadagnini cello.