Winner of the 2016 Ontario Arts Council Orford String Quartet Award, Toronto-born violinist Shane Kim has been a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since the 2012-2013 season. Prior positions include Principal violinist of the IRIS Chamber Orchestra and Concertmaster appearances with the Tucson Symphony and at the festivals of Aspen and Spoleto-Charleston.
Shane is a founding member of the XIA String Quartet, with fellow TSO musicians Theresa Rudolph and Joseph Johnson, and Robert Uchida of the Edmonton Symphony. Now in its third season, the XIA Quartet has performed concerts in Toronto, Cobourg, Port Hope and Edmonton, and has given masterclasses at the Alberta Conservatory, the University of Alberta and a workshop for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s YONA-Sistema program. Shane has also performed chamber music at Ravinia, the Taos Chamber Music Festival, the Encuentro de Musica in Santander, Spain; and has performed with musicians of the New Orford String Quartet, Amici, the Bakken Trio and the TSO Chamber Soloists.
Shane received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto, where he studied with noted pedagogue David Zafer, and chamber music with Lorand Fenyves. Shane continued his studies at the Yale School of Music with Peter Oundjian and the Tokyo String Quartet.
Since 2015, Shane has been on faculty at the Toronto Summer Music Festival.