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Yuliya KimCello

Cellist Dr. Yuliya Kim hails from Tashkent, Uzbekistan and has had an active career as a performer and instructor in her home country, Florida, Michigan, and now Texas. Prior to moving to Houston, she was a Section Cello member for the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre as well as being a cello faculty member of the Flint School of the Performing Arts where her students were regular scholarship recipients.

Dr. Kim earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan in 2011. Before coming to the United States in 2012, she served as Principal Cello of the State Orchestra of the Opera Studio and as Section Cello of the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan.

From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Kim studied at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL where she earned a Professional Performance Certificate and Master of Music degree while a student of David Cole, son of Orlando Cole. Her chamber group the Tashkent Piano Trio earned 1st Place at the Florida Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition in 2013 and had performances at the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York and the Embassy of Uzbekistan to the United States in Washington, DC in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Dr. Kim earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University in 2020 where she was a student of Suren Bagratuni. While maintaining a busy performing schedule, Yuliya enjoyed her growing cello studio at the Flint School of the Performing Arts. Yuliya and her husband has moved to Houston in 2020 and she is looking forward to shearing her joy of music and international teaching expertise with Houston families.