Clarinetist Yoonah Kim is the winner of the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition—the first solo clarinetist to win CAG in nearly thirty years. That same year she became the first woman to win first prize at both the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition and the George Gershwin International Competition. In 2020 she won the gold medal at the Vienna International Competition. She advocates for the clarinet by commissioning new works from composers such as Eric Nathan, Texu Kim, and Andrew Hsu.
Yoonah has appeared in recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, on Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess series, and on DC’s Washington Performing Arts series, among others.
From 2016 to 2018 Yoonah was a member of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, serving as an education ambassador for New York City schools. She has appeared at chamber music festivals including Marlboro, Rockport Music, Mainly Mozart, and Bravo! Vail. Born in Seoul and raised in British Columbia, Yoonah is pursuing her doctoral degree at the Juilliard School as the C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow.