Pauline Kim is a GRAMMY®️-winning violinist and composer. Accepted into the studio of legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz at the age of 10, she has since appeared throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia as soloist, collaborator and music director. Currently known for her work with classical avant-punk violin duo String Noise, she has toured extensively with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and is a guest artist with leading new music ensembles in New York City.
Active in the experimental music scene, her work extends into interdisciplinary worlds, crossing boundaries and connecting visual art, electronics, media, film and dance to music. She has premiered and recorded works by Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, George Lewis, David Lang, Du Yun, Annie Gosfield and more.
Crossing genres, she has played and recorded as collaborator and leader for Jeff Beck, Lenny Kravitz, David Byrne, Jonny Greenwood, Greg Saunier, Tyondai Braxton, Max Richter, Gordon Gano, Jon Brion, Savion Glover, Gabriel Kahane, Mica Levi, Jay Z/Beyoncé, Adele, Peter Gabriel, Somi, Jane Siberry, Macy Grey, Laurie Anderson, Björk, Roscoe Mitchell, Max Richter, Rostam Batmanglij, Michael Leonhart, William Joseph, Placido Domingo, Joni Mitchell, John Cale, Billy Martin, Jason Moran, Dan Romer, William Basinski, Jherek Bischoff, Stars of the Lid, Goldfrapp, Chilly Gonzales, Louis Michot, Kishi Bashi, Nico Muhly & Thomas Bartlett, Nu Deco Ensemble, Jónsi Birgisson and Alex Somers.
Pauline has recorded for Tzadik, New Focus Recordings, Cold Blue, Dymaxion Groove, Black Truffle, New World, Infrequent Seams, Chaikin, Nonesuch, Mode, Nouveau Electric, Northern Spy and Sono Luminus.