Inaugurated during the 2021-22 season, Festival Mozaic's Artist-in-Residence program helps gifted young musicians become the stars of tomorrow. In this year-long program, resident artists work closely with Music Director Scott Yoo and the staff of Festival Mozaic. Each artist curates and performs a recital and a chamber music program with guests of their choosing, and is featured prominently during the Summer Festival.
Jonah Kim is an artist of great charisma and originality. Kim’s beauty of tone is immediately distinguishable by its signature sweetness. He invites the listener in with “the cosy warmth of a well-loved cashmere sweater," (Gramophone) then “dives into the music with courage underpinned by formidable technical prowess, with which he achieves a dazzling performance.” (All About the Arts) “One of the very finest American cellists, he brings out things that you possibly never realized were in [the music]. He has that indefinable “it”. (Art Music Lounge).