Dustin Wilkes-Kim holds a Master of Music in violin performance from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Dustin has been playing the violin since he was six years old. At the age of eleven, Dustin soloed with the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra; he has since soloed five times with four different orchestras. Dustin’s chamber music ensemble, Jia, advanced to the semifinals of the Fischoff Competition in 2013. Dustin advanced to the national round of the Music Teacher’s National Association Competition in 2012.
Dustin has studied chamber music through summer programs that include Encore Chamber Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, and Madeline Island Chamber Music Fellowship Program. He studied orchestral playing during the Aspen Music Festival (2010, 2011) and the New York String Orchestra Seminar (2013). In his spare time, Dustin enjoys origami, pottery, and wood carving.