July 5, 2019

How better to spend an afternoon than with music, conversation and lunch in beautiful spaces filled with literature and learning?

For Culture Saves, I’ve been organizing music performances for several years now to inspire people, restore hope and unit...

February 9, 2016

I had a very special evening last night at the Kennedy Center.  Once again, I saw that culture has no boundaries and can inspire and unite people from around the globe.


Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra was visiting from China to perform at the Kenned...

December 28, 2015

We live in a highly competitive society.  It takes perseverance, passion, intelligence, resources, and even luck to reach the top in any field.  Personal accomplishments and success can bring great things in life, including money, power, and influenc...

October 21, 2015

I am meeting today with Karim Wasfi, an extraordinary man from Iraq who shares my mission and that of Culture Saves – restoring hope and promoting peace through the arts.


A few months ago, I contacted Karim through an acquaintance on Facebook. I was...

September 16, 2015

Two weeks ago, I met the Tunisian Ambassador Fayçal Gouia at his welcome luncheon hosted by the National United States Arab Chamber of Commerce here in Washington. 


I learned that Ambassador Gouia grew up singing. He told me that culture plays a sign...

August 4, 2015

I believe in destiny.  Some things happen for good reasons.  Over the years, I’ve experienced quite a few blessings in disguise. 

Yesterday, I was supposed to be on my way to Alaska with my mom for a week to celebrate her birthday.  Instead,...

May 14, 2015


17 May 2015, 5pm




Kwang Kyu Lee, Bass Singer

Katerina Souvorova, Piano

Michelle Kim, Special Guest Violin Soloist


The Mansion at Strathmore


Email michelle@culturesaves.org for tickets. 

May 5, 2015

We don’t need a common language, religion or background to collaborate in the arts.  Culture transcends our differences and brings people together. 


I spent last week in Porto, Portugal to prepare and perform in recital with a Brazilian pianist...

November 20, 2014


21 November 2014, 7:30pm




Washington National Opera

American Opera Initiative: Three 20-Minute Operas


Michelle Kim, Concertmaster


Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts



October 24, 2014

On Wednesday evening, I performed for U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo at their private dinner meeting at the U.S. Institute of Peace here in Washington. 

His Excellency Han Min-koo was here to attend th...

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