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Dahae Kim


About this Artist

Dahae Kim joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in September of 2015. Previously she served as the assistant principal cellist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for two seasons. She has been featured as soloist with the DSO in the Benjamin Lees Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra led by Leonard Slatkin. Dahae completed her studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in 2013 as the recipient of the prestigious Gregor Piatigorsky Scholarship, earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a student of Laurence Lesser and Paul Katz. She also studied privately with famed cellist Bernard Greenhouse, formerly of the Beaux Arts Trio. She won first place in the 2010 Hudson Valley Philharmonic Strings Competition, returning the following year to perform Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1. She was a participant at the Tanglewood Music Center for three years and served as principal cellist of the National Repertory Orchestra in the summer of 2012, where she also performed as soloist in the Lalo Cello Concerto. As a chamber musician she has performed on numerous occasions in Jordan and Ozawa Hall, and coached with members of the Cleveland, Takács, Borromeo and Juilliard string quartets. Here at Disney Hall, she performs in the chamber music and new music series every season. Dahae grew up in New York and first learned to play the piano and the violin with her mother, then studied cello privately with Irene Sharp and New York Philharmonic cellist, Qiang Tu.