Biography



Most recently, Dominique won 1st prize in the 39th annual James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition, in addition to the Fenwick Smith Memorial Prize for Best Performance of a New Work. In 2009, Dominique won first prize at the San Diego Symphony’s Young Artist Competition “Hot Shots” and performed as piano soloist with the University of San Diego’s Orchestra as part of the school’s 60th anniversary celebration.  Later in the same year Dominique made her flute concerto debut with the San Diego Symphony, and performed at Washington’s Kennedy Center. She has also performed flute and piano concerti with San Diego’s Civic Youth Orchestra and Young Artists Symphony.  Dominique was also featured at La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2009 & 2010 Galas, and during the live TV broadcast of “A Salute to Teachers” award show in 2008.  She has performed concerts during the La Jolla Music Society’s 2010 season, 2011 Ventura Music Festival, and at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Paul Recital Hall, and has participated in Garner Flute Symposium, Vianden (Luxemburg) Music Festival, and Eastern Music Festival.  

As a way to give back to her community, Dominique, along with her sister, has organized and performed dozens of concerts at various venues such as retirement communities, care centers and hospitals, and fundraiser events, including a special two-hour benefit concert for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Dominique is a big fan of ballet and opera performances, and was a member of the Student Producers of the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center.  After completing the Harvard/NEC Dual Degree program, Dominique is currently pursuing a Graduate Diploma at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Paula Robison.  Dominique holds a Bachelor's Degree in History of Art & Architecture with a secondary in Germanic Languages & Literature.  Away from the flute, Dominique enjoys visiting museums, cooking with her mom, and ice skating. 

A California native, Dominique Kim has performed solo flute and piano concerti with various orchestras across the U.S., including the San Diego Symphony. She has also performed solo concerts at the La Jolla Music Society’s Summerfest Galas and Young Artist Series, Ventura Music Festival, Kaufman Music Center, and at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Washington's Kennedy Center.  As both a pianist and flutist, Dominique is a versatile chamber musician and enjoys playing a wide range of music, from Bach and Ravel, to Rjewski and Wolff.  Dominique and her violinist/pianist sister, Valerie, perform regularly as a duo, and especially enjoy sharing their music with diverse audiences at events such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser they organized in their youth.

A Miyazawa Emerging Artist and former principal flute of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, Dominique was a participant of the 2017 New York String Orchestra Seminar, and performed in Carnegie Hall under the baton of Jaime Laredo.  An active substitute with the Hartford Symphony, and a 2018 fellow at the Music Academy of the West, Dominique has also worked with other influential conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Stéphane Denève, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.


Dominique’s past music teachers include, Dr. Ernest Barretta, Claude Monteux, George Katz, Dana Burnett, Tatiana Stignev, Demarre McGill, Brian Gordon, Jane Masur, and Dr. September Payne. She has also received masterclass instructions from Yoheved Kaplinsky, Timothy Day, Jeffrey Khaner, Carol Wincenc, Bart Feller, Jill Felber, Amy Porter, and Jim Walker.