Pre-Show Talk with Filippo Ciabatti and David Kim
Public Talk
Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Pre-Show Talk

with director Filippo Ciabatti and guest David Kim
November 13

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Public Talk season. This is an archived view.

Join violinist David Kim and DSO Director Filippo Ciabatti as they dive into the Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster's extraordinary career.

21/22 Public Talk

 

Filippo Ciabatti photo by Ben DeFlorio
David Kim photo by Allie Skylar

Violinist David Kim was named concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Juilliard School. Mr. Kim has been awarded honorary doctorates from Eastern University in suburban Philadelphia, the University of Rhode Island, and Dickinson College. His instruments are a J.B. Guadagnini from Milan, ca. 1757, on loan from The Philadelphia Orchestra, and a Michael Angelo Bergonzi from Cremona, ca. 1754. Mr. Kim resides in a Philadelphia suburb with his wife, Jane, and daughters, Natalie and Maggie. He is an avid golfer and outdoorsman.

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