MSO Music Director
Eun Kyung Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in cello performance from Seoul National University in South Korea. She then pursued her graduate study at Temple University in Philadelphia and obtained her master’s degree in cello performance and string pedagogy. As an active performer, she has performed in the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea from 1986 to 1990. Eun then joined the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 1996 to 1998 as a regular member.
She currently serves as the Music Director of the Midwest String Orchestra in Schaumburg, Illinois, and also teaches at Schaumburg High School and Fremd High School as a cello technique class coach. She also enjoys teaching the cello at Midwest Conservatory of Music. Each summer, she coaches at the Summer Chamber Music Camp at Midwest Conservatory. Eun continuously performs in the Clematis Cello Quartet, the Harper Symphony Orchestra where she is currently the principal cellist, and the Midwest Philharmonic Orchestra.