About

Joanna Kim is a 17 year old guitarist that is equally accomplished on the classical and percussive fingerstyle acoustic guitar. Joanna began her journey at 6 years old by watching Youtube and teaching herself how to play fingerstyle on an acoustic guitar using the internet as she comes from a family with no musical background. During those years, she played solos and duets for small audiences at churches and schools with instrumental guitar and sometimes vocals, considering it a hobby. When she turned 14 years old, she picked up the classical guitar and she met her current private classical guitar teacher, Dr. Miroslav Lončar. Ever since then, she has been taking music seriously and over the 3-4 years she has performed and competed with both fingerstyle acoustic and classical guitar. Her local, national, and international competition prizes and achievements include, Top 5 Finalist for Guitar Player Magazine's Acoustic Guitarist of the Year Competition, Featured on NBC News 4, Featured on ABC TV Paraguay, winner of all three top prizes at the Marlow Guitar International Competition for three years in a row (Grand Prize, First Prize, and Composer Prize), Second Prize at 2020 Ashburn's Got Talent, First Prize at 2020 Southern Guitar Idol Competition, First Prize at 2020 Aguado Guitar Competition, First Prize at 2020 Bland Music Competition, First Prize at 2020 Mid-Maryland Guitar Competition, Second Prize at 2020 Kithara Project Guitar Competition, First Prize at 2020 BringIt! Music Competition, First prize at 2019 Marlow Guitar International Youth Competition, First prize and Composer Prize at 2019 Aguado Guitar Competition. She has opened concerts for classical guitarists, Thomas Viloteau, Mak Grgić, Armin Abdihodžić, David Veslocki, and The Arabasque Guitar Duo. She has also had masterclasses with classical guitarists, Zoran Dukić, Scott Borg, Armin Abdihodžić, Mak Grgić, The Beijing Duo, The Arabesque Duo, and The Kossler Duo. Joanna has presented fingerstyle guitar workshops for middle schools and high schools at guitar festivals. In the spring of 2022, she went on her first solo guitar tour in Wisconsin and performed full concerts around the area. Joanna's dream is to become a worldwide known musician that can perform different types of music for a wide variety of audiences. She wants to create music and shows that have never been seen or done before. She hopes to bring something new and impact the music industry in a positive way.