As the first violinist of the Cosmos Quartet, Yeon-Su Kim has given performances in Germany, Austria, and England, and worked in residencies under the Amadeus Quartet and the Tokyo Quartet. Her teachers include David Takeno, Syoko Aki, Simon Fischer, and Yuri Mazurkevich. Kim was the recipient of numerous awards such as prizes at the Semmering Competition and the Leverhulme Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music in England. As a recitalist and chamber musician, she has performed and taught in festivals in Austria, Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Korea, and the United States. She has given performances on the BBC Radio and the German National Radio.
Dr. Kim has taught at Amherst College 2002-2007 and at the University of Massachusetts. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London, U.K.), the Royal Academy of Music (London, U.K.), Yale University, and Boston University.