Just in: Gewandhaus chooses principal viola

Just in: Gewandhaus chooses principal viola


norman lebrecht

November 13, 2018

It’s Sara Kim, presently principal at Staatsorchester Braunschweig.

Sara, 30, is a Korean who grew up in Russia, moving to Berlin in 2006 when she finished school.

She was a member of the Bayreuth festival orchestra in 2016.


  • Sara Kim says:

    Dear Mr. Lebrecht, thank you for the nice write up! Just a small correction, I played in Bayreuth only in the summer of 2016.

    • Axl says:

      Congrats Ms. Kim to your new position! Fantastic news! Which one of those two principal postions you won – 1st principal (together with Vincent Aucante) or Principal (No. 2 with Dorothea Hemken)?