The four members of Opus 76 standing in the Midwest Trust Center lobby wearing formal clothes and holding their instruments

Opus 76 Quartet with David Kim, violin

2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2025 | Polsky Theatre

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Hailed as "Kansas City's Premier String Quartet" (KC Independent), the Opus 76 Quartet and violinist David Kim, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, will perform Brahms' G Minor Sextet and Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence."


  • String Sextet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 36 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

The Opus 76 Quartet

The quartet’s residency, which began as digital artists-in-residence in 2021, saw the group embark on a number of critically acclaimed recording projects in partnership with MTC as part of its innovative digital concert series, “Eat, Drink, Play!”

Adding to its previous recordings of “The Complete Works for String Quartet by Ludwig van Beethoven,” (broadcast live on Kansas Public Radio KPR in 2020), Opus 76 recorded Mendelssohn’s Op. 44 No. 1, Schubert’s Quintet in C, Brahms’s F minor Piano Quintet, Mozart’s Quintet No. 3 in C Major, Bartok’s Quartet No. 1, and Mozart’s The Six Quartets Dedicated to Haydn, a project also supported by KPR.

In addition to a national touring schedule, as part of its residency, the Quartet runs The Sunrise Programme, which provides a year of free lessons and performance opportunities to selected students in the Kansas City metro area.

David Kim

Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School.

Kim continues to appear as a soloist with orchestras across the country and as concertmaster of the nine-time Emmy Award-winning All-Star Orchestra on PBS stations across the U.S. and online at the Khan Academy. He regularly presents master classes at schools such as the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Australian National Academy of Music. His first book was released by GIA Publications in 2022: “The Audition Method for Violin.” This long-awaited collection of standard orchestral excerpts walks the reader through each work with his suggestions on execution, audition strategy, bowings, and fingerings.

Kim is a frequent touring guest of famed modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty at venues such as the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Carnegie Hall. He is also a regular performer around the nation at events for YoungLife, Illuminations, and The Gathering. Kim serves as Distinguished Artist at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He frequently serves as an adjudicator at international violin competitions such as the Menuhin and Sarasate.

He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Eastern University in suburban Philadelphia, the University of Rhode Island, and Dickinson College. His instruments are a J.B. Guadagnini from Milan, ca. 1757, on loan from the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a Francesco Gofriller, ca. 1735. Kim exclusively performs on and endorses Larsen Strings from Denmark.