Jonah Kim

Associate Principal Cello

Jonah Kim


Jonah Kim made his solo debut with Wolfgang Sawallisch and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2003. The same year, he also appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra in DC where the Washington Post called him simply, “the next Yo-Yo Ma.”

He graduated from the prestigious Curtis Institute in the spring of 2006 while only 17 years old, and has soloed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia, Symphony of the Americas, Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional and many others. Mr. Kim’s recitals at venues like the Kimmel Center, Kravis Center, Kennedy Center, the Phillips Collections and the Arsht Center have been streamed live and re-aired on podcasts, radio and TV programs for WETA, WHYY, WITF, MPBN, WXEL, NPR, NBC, CBS and PBS.

In addition, he has played in live concert with pop figures such as the Beach Boys, Andrea Bocelli, Vic Damone, Regis Philbin, Kenny Rogers, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Currently, he is Associate Principal Cello of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.