He Teaches Another Kind of String Theory…

Pacific Symphony concertmaster Dennis Kim joins UCI music faculty.

Dennis Kim, who plays a 322-year-old Stradivarius as concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony, says his chief goal as an assistant professor at UCI is “to prepare students for a life in music.” Steve Zylius / UCI

Tropical fish helped turn Dennis Kim into a violin virtuoso. “That’s why I practiced,” he says, recalling how his father rewarded progress on the instrument with finned additions to the young violinist’s aquarium.

Luckily, Kim has a different incentive program in mind for UCI violin students. Instead of aquatic creatures, he hopes to offer career and performance opportunities with the Pacific Symphony (where he serves as concertmaster), the Bowers Museum, Irvine Barclay Theatre, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and other venues to which he has professional ties…

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He Teaches Another Kind of String Theory…

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  • June 12, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Enjoyed reading the article about Dennis–always enjoy hearing him play & chatting with him at events.


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