Sophia Gibbs Kim
Sophia Gibbs Kim (flute, flute choir) has performed around the world as solo, chamber and orchestral flutist, most extensively under the auspices of the American Russian Young Artists Orchestra and Chamber Players. Highlights include a solo flute residency with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic in Russia (Siberia), as well as appearances for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Society, the Bermuda Arts Festival, the White Nights Music Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia), and at Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, both the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg), and Smetana Hall (Prague). She has also toured Japan and Taiwan as principal flute with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. She was a prizewinner at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and the National Flute Association Masterclass Performer’s Competition. She has performed and given lectures at the NFA Annual Conventions and the NYSMTA Conference. Sophia is a Senior Flute Instructor in the Eastman Community Music School and faculty at Houghton College. An active performer and educator in the Rochester area, she has served as Board Member and Program Committee Chair for the Rochester Flute Association. She received the Performer’s Certificate, M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the Eastman School of Music,the B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and also studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts.