Ms. Leah (Kyoungwoon) Kim was born in Busan, S. Korea. She was an Associate concertmaster at Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea and a guest concertmaster for Pottstown Symphony. As a violinist she performed with Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Opera, Harrisburg Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Elysian Camerata Trio Excelsior. She is the founding member of Tononi Quartet, Sori Duo and Caritas Trio.
Ms. Leah was faculty at Temple University, West Chester University, Valley Forge Christian College, West Catholic High School, Settlement Music School and Peabody Conservatory Prep. She was a director of string ensemble at Archbishop John Carroll High School, Lehigh Valley Performing Arts High School, and director of music at Rebecca Davis Dance Company. Currently Ms. Leah is the Director of Music at Villa Maria Academy High School, Faculty at Eastern University, a violinist in La Croix Quartet and Director of Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra, Pennsylvania Petit Ensemble and Vivace Competition and Chamber Strings Summer Camp.
Ms. Leah studied Performance and Pedagogy at Juilliard, Peabody Conservatory, National Conservatory in France and began her Doctorate in Music and Arts at Temple University.
Ms. Leah’s music majoring students have gone onto (recently working for Philadelphia Orchestra 2nd violin section), Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard Music School, Manhattan Music School, Eastman Music School, Peabody Conservatory, New England Conservatory, Boston College, Swarthmore, Berkley, Michigan, Vanderbilt, University of Hartford, Moravian University and Temple University.