Isaac Kim


The best way

to find yourself,

is to lose yourself

in the service

of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

Isaac Kim is the current concertmaster of the Bakersfield Youth Symphony and is also the concertmaster of the Stockdale High School Orchestra for the last three years. He started his violin lessons and performed in public at age 3.  Isaac performed at Carnegie Hall as the concertmaster of a showcase concert at the New York International Music Festival. He is the winner of the 2017 Young Artist Competition and performed as a soloist with the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra.  He has won the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and has also performed as a soloist in the Young People’s Concert with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra.

He is a National Merit Semifinalist and has participated in Boys State.
He is the president of the Stockdale High School Orchestra, Coding Club, and HOSA - Future Health Professionals.

His hobbies include coding, web design, drone piloting and videography.


Carngie Hall

Isaac was the concertmaster of a showcase concert at the New York International Music Festival held at Carnegie Hall on April 24, 2018

Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra

Isaac Kim was featured violin soloist for Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Fall Concert

Isaac Kim was a concert master for Stockdale High School Orchestra Fall Concert.

Eye Witness News Fox 58

The Stockdale High School symphony orchestra practices Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, 2017, in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Bakersfield Californian

In the key of (75)G: Stockdale orchestra raising funds for Carnegie Hall trip

October 4, 2017

Young Peoples' Concert Series

Isaac Kim was a violin soloist for Young People’s Concert series.  He performed with The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra  at the Rabobank Theater.

Elementary students, secondary students, and teachers from across Kern County have enjoyed Young People’s Concert series for more than thirty years.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Tehachapi Symphony Concert

The Tehachapi Symphony, directed by Dr. David Newby will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road.

This year’s Young Artist Competition winner, violinist Isaac Kim, will perform Sarasate’s "Zigeunerweisen." The Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus and director Kathy Kelly will join the symphony for Brahms’ "Schickalslied" (Song of Destiny). Brahms’ "Symphony No. 3 in F Major" will also be performed.