Kim Becker

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2019

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Violin

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Kim Becker is a Manchester based violist who recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. She was awarded the viola seat on the Halle Strings Leadership Scheme for 2019/20 and also enjoys a busy schedule of Chamber Music with the Kirkman Quartet.
Kim frequently appears with the Manchester Camerata, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and has toured to Romania and Abu Dhabi with Sinfonia Cymru. In 2013 she was given the opportunity to play with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in their recording of the BBC 10 Pieces. Kim has taken part in numerous festivals including the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, the HARMOS Festival in Portugal, and the Wye Valley chamber music festival. Kim is a very keen chamber musician and has played with the Kirkman Quartet since 2016. They have received various awards and accolades including being this year's fellowship quartet at St. Peter's Church, Eaton Square. They were also awarded a place on the RAM's Frost ASSET Scheme for three consecutive years and in 2018, appeared as part of the on stage sextet in Garsington Opera's production of Capriccio.
Kim's forthcoming engagements include a recital with the Kirkman Quartet at Eaton Square in November and a performance of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with the Orchestra of Square Chapel, Halifax in March.
This year Kim is very kindly supported by Help Musicians UK.