Ji Sun Kim started her professional career in recorder music after winning the Recorder Contest Tokyo, when Prof. Helmut Schaller invited her to study recorder performance at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria.
In June 2006 she graduated with a master‘s degree with honors.
She has attended master classes by recorder players such as Matthias Maute, Michael Schneider, Dan Laurin, Reine-Marie Verhagen, Peter van Heyghen, Ernst Kubitschek and Ashley Solomon.
She has also participated in master classes for Wolfgang Gluexam, Gordon Murray/harpsichord and Liciano Contini/lute.
Ji Sun Kim has been awarded several scholarships from the University for performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. Besides regular concerts she has played at concerts with Dan Laurin, Johannes Bogner, Johannes Kretz and Maurice Bourge. In Fall 2007 she played with Han Tol and was a finalist at the International Recorder Competition Montreal.
Ji Sun Kim has performed as a soloist on numerous occasions, for example at the International Summer Academy in Bratislava and Prague (BHS), the Stephansdom and the Ruprechtskirche in Vienna, where she performed with the recorder and live electronics collaboration project “Ensemble Abacus“. Ensemble Abacus also had a performance in Montreal in 2008 that was supported by the Austrian and Korean Embassy and broadcast on 90.3 FM in Montreal.
Ji Sun Kim is now teaching recorder performance at the Vienna Conservatory Austria.
Since 2009 she has been working closely with Musica Fantasia, the Ensemble she co-founded in 2008.
With Musica Fantasia she has been on tour in Europe and North America in 2010.
2000 – 2006
Studies of recorder performance at the University for music and performing art, Vienna
(with Prof. Helmut Schaller). Diploma (honours).
Studies of Instrumental and Voice Pedagogy, with emphasis on Music and Dance Education (Orff-Schulwerk) at the University for music and performing art, Vienna.
(2006: M. A. art.) Diploma (honours).
PhD-Studium (Doctor of Philosophy) at the University for music and performing art, Vienna.
Teacher at Musikschule Leopoldsdorf (Recorder, Music and Dance Education (Orff-Schulwerk))
Artistic Director of the Baroque Music–Ensemble (Co-Founder of Recordum)
Teacher at Volkshochschule Florisdorf, Vienna
Visiting lecturer at Bratislava Conservatory „Artist Diploma for Recorder, post-graduate „studies for Recorder“ at the master course for Recorder of the International Summer Academy, Bratislava.
Workshop for Recorder and French ornament in Seoul, South-Korea.
Teaching at the Vienna Conservatory
Guest Lecture in Bruce Haynes' Performance Practice Seminar (Graduate Seminar) at McGill University
Guest Lecture for Orff Canada
Guest Lecture at L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Since 2009: Lecturer for Recorder Performance at Vienna Conservatory, Vienna
Since 2009: Lecturer for Early Childhood Education at Vienna Conservatory, Vienna
Guest Lecture on Early Childhood Education at Wiener Klang School in Hong Kong
Scholarship der Ordentlichen Stipedien
Scholarship of the Philadelphia Amherst Early Music Festival in U.S.A.
Seoul National Competition for Recorder 1. prize
Recorder contest Tokyo, Japan 3. prize
International Competition for Recorder Solist Novezamky Slovakei 1. prize
Finalist at the Montreal International Recorder Competition 2007
Early Music America Medieval & Renaissance Competition 2009, Finalist