Art of Kim Foster
Violist Kim Foster is known for her variety of creative interests crossing multiple fields and artistic genres. A graduate of the Yale School of Music, she is a frequent guest artist in demand across multiple genres with New York’s preeminent chamber ensembles from the Alaria Chamber Ensemble at Weill Hall to the FLUX Quartet at Roulette in Brooklyn. An advocate for new music as well as underrepresented composers of the 20th century, Kim is actively creating and seeking new projects in the chamber and solo settings. Passionate about psychology and well being for the creative artist, Kim is a pioneer graduate of the first Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology course through the New York Open Center, and is the first classical musician to receive this certification. Her work with Positive Psychology translates to the field of music through Peak Performance topics. Kim contributes her expertise through serving as a faculty member of several chamber music workshops, including Summertrios, Princeton Playweek, Summer String-In and Music, Etc. where she coaches amateur chamber musicians. Additionally she has been guest lecturer at both the Juilliard School and The Mannes School of Music in NY, lecturing students on private teaching studio creation as well as positive psychology and peak performance for audition preparation. Her new project, Precision Musician offers online advice and e-courses for players of all levels of experience from beginning violin and viola players to coaching professional in peak performance. In her free time, Kim can be found relaxing at home in Brooklyn, watching classic films or reading any number of books or articles related to psychology. When not relaxing indoors, she can be found at the local stables where she enjoys equestrian activities in the hunter/jumper discipline.