2021 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition Grand Prize winner, Dominique Kim has performed solo flute and piano concerti with various orchestras across the U.S., including the San Diego Symphony. As both a pianist and flutist, Dominique is a versatile chamber musician and enjoys playing a wide range of music.
After discovering her love for orchestral playing in the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and Harvard College Opera Society in college, Dominique participated in the 2017 New York String Orchestra Seminar, and performed in Carnegie Hall under the baton of Jaime Laredo. An active substitute with the Houston Symphony and Hartford Symphony, Dominique has also worked with influential conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Stéphane Denève, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Dominique was a 2018 Music Academy of the West Fellow and looks forward to being a Tanglewood Fellow in 2021.
Recently, Dominique won 1st prize in the 39th annual James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition, in addition to the Fenwick Smith Memorial Prize for Best Performance of a New Work. In 2009, Dominique won first prize at the San Diego Symphony’s Young Artist Competition “Hot Shots” and performed as piano soloist with the University of San Diego’s Orchestra as part of the school’s 60th anniversary celebration. Later in the same year Dominique made her flute concerto debut with the San Diego Symphony, and performed at Washington’s Kennedy Center. Dominique was also featured at La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2009 & 2010 Galas, and during the live TV broadcast of “A Salute to Teachers” award show in 2008.
Dominique and her violinist/pianist sister, Valerie, perform regularly as a duo, and especially enjoy sharing their music with diverse audiences at events such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser they organized in their youth. In high school, Dominique studied both flute and piano at the Juilliard Pre-College Division and was a member of the Student Producers of the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center.
Dominique holds a Bachelor's Degree in History of Art & Architecture with a secondary in Germanic Languages & Literature as well as a Masters in Music through the Harvard/NEC Dual Degree program. After studying with Paula Robison at the New England Conservatory of Music, Dominique is currently pursuing further musical studies at Rice University Shepherd School of Music under the tutelage of Leone Buyse. Away from the flute, Dominique enjoys visiting museums, cooking with her family, and ice skating.