Shane Kim


Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Shane Kim

Winner of the 2016 Ontario Arts Council Orford String Quartet Award, Toronto-born violinist Shane Kim has been a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since the 2012-2013 season.  Prior positions include Principal violinist of the IRIS Chamber Orchestra and concertmaster appearances with the Tucson Symphony and at the festivals of Aspen and Spoleto-Charleston. Recent highlights include his debut as concertmaster at the Lakes Area Music Festival and a return as Resident Artist at the Toronto Summer Music Festival.

Kim is a founding member of the XIA String Quartet. Since its inception in 2014, the XIA Quartet has performed concerts in Toronto, Cobourg, Port Hope, and Edmonton, and has given masterclasses at the Alberta Conservatory, the University of Alberta and a workshop for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s YONA-Sistema program. He has also performed chamber music at Ravinia, the Taos Chamber Music Festival, the Encuentro de Musica in Santander, Spain; and has performed with musicians of the New Orford String Quartet, Amici, the Bakken Trio, and the TSO Chamber Soloists.

Kim received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto, where he studied with noted pedagogue David Zafer, and chamber music with Lorand Fenyves. He continued his studies at the Yale School of Music with Peter Oundjian and the Tokyo String Quartet.

Kim debuted with the Sun Valley Music Festival in 2018.