Kim performs with Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra
By Natalia H. Schust
Helen Kim in performance
Photo by Anne Almasy
The Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra is the biggest youth orchestra in the southeast. A resident ensemble at Kennesaw State, GYSO trains students between the ages of 8 and 21 in music education. The young musicians come from all over Georgia and are chosen in competitive auditions.
For the Feb. 10 performance, GYSO is joined by KSU Assistant Professor of Violin Helen Kim, who has won more than 100 national and international awards and has performed with several chief orchestras in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Poland. Kim’s stellar career includes appearances on CBC, PBS and CBS networks. Her recitals have been aired on National Public Radio and CBC radio networks as well. Additionally, Kim was an assistant and associate concertmaster for the Atlanta Symphony for three seasons and is currently the assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra.
“It is important for talented young musicians to have the opportunity to work with artists of Helen's caliber,” said KSU Director of Orchestras Michael Alexander, who is also the director of GYSO. “Professor Kim's performance with us sends an important message to GYSO students about the strength of KSU's . Each time Kennesaw State University mentor our dedicated young musicians, it bodes well for both GYSO and KSU.”
The concert will begin at 7 p.m in the Bailey Performance Center. Tickets are $3/$5 and are only available at the door.