The Sacramento Philharmonic is bringing David Kim, concertmaster of the acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra, to Sacramento and Folsom for a performance of Camille Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3.
Kim, who has been Concertmaster of the famed orchestra since 1999, was introduced to the violin at 3 years old when his mother, a well-known pianist in her native Korea, put an eighth size violin in his hands.
It proved the beginning of a stellar career.
Kim later began studies with the famed violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at age eight, and later received his bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School.
In 1986 he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Also on the concert program is Zoltan Kodály's "Dances of Galanta," a work inspired by Hungarian folk music, as well as Anton Dvořák's Symphony No. 8. Michael Morgan conducts.
David Kim, violin
WHEN: 8 p.m., Jan 21; 2 p.m., Jan 22
WHERE: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento; Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, Folsom (Jan. 22)
INFORMATION: (916) 808-5181; (916) 608-6888 (Folsom)