He will receive a cash award of Ô£3,000 and a solo recital date in London. Kim also won the Peter Schidlof Prize, a discretionary jury award given to "the finalist with the most beautiful sound"; he will receive a bow valued at €3,000 made by St_phane Muller of Toulouse.
Kim is a recent graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Kim Kashkashian and Carol Rodland. He shared second prize at last year's William Primrose Memorial Scholarship Competition and took second prize at the 2004 Irving M. Klein International String Competition. He was recently selected to participate in CMS II, the young artists' program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
The Ô£2,000 second prize at the Tertis Viola Competition went to Peijun Xue; Ewa Grzwyna took the Ô£1,500 third prize.
The awards were given following the competition finals on August 19 in Port Erin on the Isle of Man (UK).