Born in South Korea, Minchae Kim began playing the violin at age seven. She gave her debut concert at age nine with the Jeonju Philharmonic Orchestra and her debut recital at age 14 in the Kumho Art Hall as a Kumho Young Artist. She has performed as a soloist with the Gloria String Orchestra, Moldova Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Gimpo Philharmonic Orchestra and recently appeared as a guest artist at Music for Food in Cleveland, the Heifetz Ensemble-in-Residence (HEIR), program, and Music from the Western Reserve. Kim also performed in Severance Hall as a winner of the 2021 Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition. Chamber music is a major part of Kim’s musical life, and she is a founding member of the award-winning Kyklos Quartet, which has won prizes at the WDAV and Toledo chamber music competitions. She has collaborated with Nicholas Kitchen, Yeesun Kim, Philip Setzer, and Todd Phillips, and her festival appearances include the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival; the International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove; and the Heifetz Institute Chamber Music Seminar. Kim received her B.M., M.M., and G.D. degrees from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Soovin Kim. Kim is an Artist-Diploma candidate at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studies with Jaime Laredo as a recipient of the Joan A. Siegel Violin Scholarship.