Soomin Kim, 18, started playing cello at the age of 7. She is currently a student of Amy Sue Barston at The Juilliard School Pre-college division. She has performed as a soloist with the NV orchestra, Dwight Englewood orchestra, and Korean American Youth Orchestra, where she was highly recognized for her passion and performance. She has also won numerous competitions and awards such as the 2020 YoungArts Honorable Mention, 2020 VIVO International Competition 1st prize, 2020 Vienna International Special Award, and 2020 Concert Festival Grand Prix Winner. As a chamber musician, Soomin has been invited to perform at the United Nations HeadQuarter. She has participated in music programs such as the Meadowmount School of Music, Oxford Music Academy, and Curtis Summerfest. As a member of an orchestra, she has worked with many esteemed artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, David Robertson, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Moreover, she has performed in astonishing venues such as the Alice Tully Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Hall, King Abdullah II Cultural Center in Zarqa, and Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Soomin also loves to volunteer at various nonprofit organizations such as the Union City Music Project, Love Jordan Project, Back to Bach Project, and Good Neighbor Ensemble where she visited schools, libraries, senior homes across Northern New Jersey and Jordan to utilize her passion of music to aid underprivileged kids and communities.