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Sample Repertoire

Hallelujah : Leonard Cohen
To Make You Feel My Love : Bob Dylan
Moon River : Henry Mancini
Wonderwall : Oasis
All You Need is Love : The Beatles
La Vie En Rose : Edith Piaf
Embraceable You : Gershwin
Always Be My Baby : Mariah Carey
Mirrors : Justin Timberlake
Sonata in D Major for Two Violins : Tartini

Please contact us to see our full repertoire list.

 

*Alira Strings only hires top of the industry professionals. All contracted Alira musicians’ biographies and resumes are available upon request.

Michelle Kim, founder and violinist

Los Angeles native violinist Michelle Kim is an active freelance violinist and teacher in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. She has performed on the stages of Walt Disney Hall, Zipper Hall, Royce Hall, Hotel Cafe, Valley Performing Arts Center, Alex Theater and more. Michelle has also shared the stage with Mike Patton at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and with rock band Chicago as a part of San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra. She is featured in Katherine Jenkins' music video and has performed under the baton of Daniel Tosh for Comedy Central’s television show Tosh.0. Musical Theater pit productions include Cinderella, Les Miserables, Evita and Carousel. Summer festivals include the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Orvieto Musica Chamber Music Festival in Orvieto, Italy and the Mendocino Music Festival’s Emerging Artists Program. Michelle graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music receiving her Master of Music degree under the tutelage of Axel Strauss, where she was the recipient of the Paul L. and Phyllis Wattis Foundation Scholarship.  Her earlier studies include Michael Ferril at California State University, Northridge and Muneko Otani, first violinist of the Cassatt String Quartet. Throughout her musical education, Michelle has been fortunate enough to receive guidance from eminent musicians and pedagogues including Sir Simon Rattle, Eugene Drucker, Ian Swensen, Roy Malan, Bruce Dukov, Lewis Kaplan, Aimee Kreston and Mark Sokol.