Native New Yorker, violinist Maria Im, began her musical studies at the age of 9. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School where she obtained her Master of Music (M.M., '13) and Bachelor of Music (B.M., '11) as a student of Masao Kawasaki. Her participation in music festivals such as Castleton Festival, Great Mountains Music Festival, and ENCORE School for Strings has given her the opportunity to work with Lorin Maazel, Kurt Sassmanshaus, and David Cerone. She has also performed under conducting greats including Bernard Haitink, James Levine, and Alan Gilbert.
Currently based in NYC, she has performed on stages throughout the metropolitan area including Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall. Ms. Im has also performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and recently was invited as the guest associate concertmaster of Peoria Symphony Orchestra. A lover of contemporary music, Maria has performed with new music ensembles including AXIOM and New Juilliard Ensemble, presenting both world and U.S. premieres in festivals such as Summergarden at the Museum of Modern Art and FOCUS! Festival at Lincoln Center. Ms. Im's passion for cross-genre and non-classical music has her frequently recording and performing in venues including Radio City Music Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, and Blue Note Jazz Club with artists such as Ben Williams & Sound Effect, Feist, Banda Magda, and Snarky Puppy.