Miran Kim was born in Kansas City and began her violin studies the at the age of four. At ten years old, she was accepted to The Juilliard School of Music’s Pre-College Division under the tutelage of Hyo Kang and Catherine Cho. In 2004, Ms. Kim was awarded the bronze medal at the Stulberg International String Competition. Ms. Kim was also a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Award in 2006 and was featured on NPR’s award-winning show “From the Top”. Miran spent her summers studying at Eastern Music Festival, YellowBarn, Aspen Music Festival, Fontainebleau, the Starling-DeLay Symposium Program, and the Taos School of Music. In 2008, she began her undergraduate studies at the Juilliard School of Music with Joel Smirnoff. She then transferred to the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2009 where she completed her undergraduate studies. Ms. Kim completed her first year of the Master’s program at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she studied with Cho-liang Lin. Additionally, she has also studied with Benny Kim, Ida Kavafian, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Paul Kantor. In 2013, Miran was awarded positions in both the Grant Park Festival Orchestra (1st violin section) and the Houston Symphony (2nd violin section). In 2014, Miran joined the 1st violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.