Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

Horn, Principal: Jenny Kim

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Jenny Kim is Associate Principal horn of the Los Angeles Opera, as well as Principal Horn in the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and Third Horn with New West Symphony.  She also performs frequently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Pasadena Symphony.  As a recording artist, she has worked on numerous motion pictures, including Star Wars Episode 7, Avatar, Frozen, the Ice Age films and X-Men: Days of Future Past.  She is the instructor of French Horn at California State University Long Beach, Chapman University and Biola University.

Jenny received her Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California, and her Bachelor of Music and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.  She has won first prize in several prominent competitions, including the International Horn Society’s Jon Hawkins Award, and has soloed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, playing Mozart’s Second Horn Concerto under the baton of Grant Gershon.  Her principal teachers were Brian Drake, Peter Kurau, Richard Todd and James Decker.

Jenny enjoys spending time with her son, Alden, and likes to walk her dog Isabel.  She also loves knitting, crafting, and watching movies, especially the stupidly funny ones that never fail to make her laugh.