Clarinetist ISABEL KIM is a member of the award-winning Arabesque Winds, Nouveau Classical Project, Hotel Elefant, and This Ambitious Orchestra, and has performed with the Rochester City Ballet, Chesapeake Orchestra, Glens Falls Symphony, New York Chamber Virtuosi, Artemis Ensemble, and Eastman BroadBand. In New York, she has appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, (le) poisson rouge, The DiMenna Center, Symphony Space, Issue Project Room, and Galapagos Art Space. She has also performed at The Kennedy Center, Augusta State University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Silvestre Revueltas Hall, and the National Conservatory of Music of Mexico.
Kim can be heard on the albums Manhattan Music with the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Canadian Brass (ArkivMusic), Mosaics with the Arabesque Winds, and Diaries (Urtext) and Cantos: Music of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon (Bridge Records) both with Eastman BroadBand. She has participated in festivals such as the Atlantic Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Kinhaven Music School, Festival Internacional de Chihuahua, Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, and the River Concert Series. With the Arabesque Winds, she won the Grand Prize at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition at Carnegie Hall, Harvard Musical Association's Arthur Foote Prize, John Celentano Excellence in Chamber Music Award, the Coleman-Saunderson Prize, and 2nd Prize at the Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition in Marseilles, France. Recent engagements include the Sanibel Music Festival, Wooster Chamber Music Series, Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Series, Experiments in Opera, Absolute Music Chamber Series, and WOW (an opera based on the Milli Vanilli scandal). She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and previously attended Juilliard Pre-College and the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College. Former teachers include Jon Manasse, David Sapadin, Richard Shillea, and Alan Kay. She is based in New York City. www.arabesquewinds.com