Jiwon Kim was born in 1982 in Busan, South-Korea. She studied at Yonsei University in Seoul and since 2004 she studies in Germany. 2009 she graduated at the University of Music in Leipzig, in the class of Prof. Klupsch and continued with master studies at the Musikhochschule Münster with Prof. Slaatto.
She won first prices at the violin competition of the Busan music society and in the competition of the Korean-German Brahmssociety. She was member of the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Leipzig conducted by Michael Koehler. She completed her education with master classes with Roman Nodel, Nora Chastain, Christian Altenburger and Kurt Masur.
In Mai 2011 she recorded a CD with the Violin Sonata of Szymanowski at the WDR3 Open Auditions.
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