Esther Kim

July 16, 2004 at 05:10 AM · Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to know what you all think about Esther Kim.

I've added some brand new music and video files to Esther Kim's personal website, which is at

Any comments/suggestions/praise/critques would be *greatly* appreciated! Hope to start some good discussion!


Edward Kim

Replies (11)

July 16, 2004 at 06:16 AM · Forgive me, but I had not heard of this prodigy until you posted this! Nevertheless, I am most impressed with her expressive style.

July 16, 2004 at 07:17 AM · If she's the young lady who played Sarasate on Robert Schuller's program in the Crystal Cathedral I think she's great.

July 16, 2004 at 07:45 AM · Yes, she is the one that played Sarasate on Robert Schuler's show. Only, she is several years older now =).

July 16, 2004 at 05:06 PM · i really like her tone, she's gonna be good

July 16, 2004 at 08:00 PM · I have a downloaded video on my computer of Esther Kim playing the Zapateado at the Crystal Cathedral. About a year ago, when I was working on the Zapateado, I would watch the video and get a little depressed... ;)

She's an excellent young player.

July 16, 2004 at 10:04 PM · she will be great

July 17, 2004 at 10:40 PM · She will be great, yes. But for now, let her be a child. :)

July 17, 2004 at 10:48 PM · When I heard some of the recordings, I almost cried of jealosy on a count of I'm only playing Theme from "Witches' Dance" in Suzuki 2, and it sounds horrible. Anyway, she sounds like a proffesional. How old is she?


July 17, 2004 at 10:54 PM · Bit late for that, Raphael; she's sixteen...

What a wonderfully feisty player. Her Intro and Rondo rocks - I'm so jealous! Such an individual performance; she's really made it her own - and is that a spattering of left hand pizz I hear? Great stuff.

August 27, 2004 at 05:41 PM · I have heard Ester in Bled, Slovenija this July, where she was awarded 2nd prize in a small, but international competition. - Her teacher being (in) the jury.

I liked her extrovered play and charming smiles on stage. Surely a gifted and talented girl, with high potential on stage.

Judging from her dress and from how she played, I assumed she might be a 13 year old 'wunderkind' (prodigy), dressed to look younger to impress the males in the jury.

Later I discovered Esther is 16. For me that puts her performance in quite a different perspective.

For someone with ambition, in that age I expect already sound technical and musical foundation, much more than she has shown. Coming from that, I feel pity for her. I wish she will get a thorough music and violin-education, that also grows her personality. As an idea, not knowing other aspects, I could think of her joining Curtis as a potential option for the near future.

August 27, 2004 at 08:48 PM · who is/was her past/current teachers?

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