Associated with the Perlman Music Program since 2003, cellist Jia Kim attended PMP’s Summer Music School for high school students and then participated in the Chamber Music Workshop. In addition, PMP invited Jia to travel to Israel for its 2010 residency in Jerusalem, and she worked as a Summer Music School Fellow. She graduated from The Juilliard School with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. She has had solo performances here and abroad, and performed with orchestras, chamber music concerts, and summer festivals. She served as a tone judge for the Violin Society of America’s International Competition in 2016. As Artistic Director of a unique nonprofit called International Music Sessions, she is committed to ensuring that music is the universal language that makes connections beyond language and words. IMS’s mission is to bring music students from third world conflict areas around the world to the U.S. as a means of bridging the gap between cultures through the communicative power of music.