Remembering Anna Lucia Kim, 1994-2018 ๐Ÿ•ฏ

Remembering Anna Lucia Kim, 1994-2018 ๐Ÿ•ฏ

Anna Lucia Kim

With a heavy heart, we mourn the loss of a member of the Primo family. Our intern Anna Lucia Kim was tragically killed in a car accident in Berrian County, Michigan on Friday, November 30, 2018. She was a recent graduate of Andrews University and lived near the campus in Berrian Springs, where she was interning remotely for Primo Artists for the Fall 2018 semester. Her passion, positive spirit and verve for life and her work was an inspiration to us and all those around her.

Born in Korea, Anna was unfailingly diligent, committed and enthusiastic in her work for Primo, which commenced in September 2018. The highlight of her internship was when she met and spent time with pianist Seong-Jin Cho at his Chicago recital debut on October 26. In addition to being a gifted vocalist and bilingual in English and Korean, Anna was a talented photographer. That day she took great pleasure in photographing Seong-Jin at Mandel Hall in his rehearsal and performance. Many fans of Seong-Jin appreciated the photos she took and shared online, and it was a special honor that she cherished.

Prior to interning with Primo Artists, Anna spent Summer 2018 as an intern for the Heifetz International Music Institute in Virginia, where she took care of the logistics and hospitality for guest artists and institute participants. At the Institute, she had the honor of meeting many esteemed artists including pianist Rohan De Silva, collaborator to Itzhak Perlman. She told Mr. De Silva that it was a dream for her to work for Primo Artists and that conversation was a catalyst to her applying for an internship with our company.

While Anna interned at Primo, she simultaneously worked at the Grand Rapids Symphony where she was a Development/Administrative Intern. She completed her internship with the orchestra on November 16, 2018 and had future aspirations to work in the music industry in the States or her native Korea.

Anna was a devout Christian and strongly principled young woman. She took great pleasure in sharing her musical talents with her local church congregation. Her home church, Highland View Church, have organized a GoFundMe donation fund for funeral expenses here.

We will miss her dearly. Rest In Peace, sweet Anna.

ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ชจ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์Šค์ธ ๋Š” ๋ฌด๊ฑฐ์šด ๋งˆ์Œ์œผ๋กœ ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ชจ์˜ ์ผ์›์ด ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋– ๋‚ฌ์Œ์„ ์• ๋„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ €ํฌ์˜ ์ธํ„ด ์•ˆ๋‚˜ ๋ฃจ์‹œ์•„ ํ‚ด์ด 2018๋…„ 11์›” 30์ผ ๊ธˆ์š”์ผ, ๋ฏธ์‹œ๊ฑด ์ฃผ์˜ ๋ฒ ๋ฆฌ์•ˆ ์นด์šดํ‹ฐ์—์„œ ์ฐจ ์‚ฌ๊ณ ๋กœ ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋– ๋‚ฌ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์•ค๋“œ๋ฅ˜์Šค ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต๋ฅผ ์ตœ๊ทผ์— ์กธ์—…ํ•œ ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ์บ ํผ์Šค๊ฐ€ ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ฒ ๋ฆฌ์•ˆ ์Šคํ”„๋ง์Šค ๊ทผ๊ต์— ์‚ด๋ฉฐ 2018๋…„ ๊ฐ€์„ ํ•™๊ธฐ์— ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ชจ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์Šค์ธ ๋ฅผ ์œ„ํ•ด ์›๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ์—์„œ ์ธํ„ด์œผ๋กœ ๊ทผ๋ฌดํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋…€์˜ ์—ด์ •, ๊ธ์ •์ ์ธ ์˜ํ˜ผ, ์‚ถ๊ณผ ์ผ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์—๋„ˆ์ง€๋Š” ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ชจ์˜ ๋ชจ๋‘์™€ ์•ˆ๋‚˜์˜ ์ฃผ๋ณ€์ธ๋“ค ๋ชจ๋‘์—๊ฒŒ ๋Š˜ ํฐ ์ž๊ทน์„ ์ฃผ์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ํƒœ์–ด๋‚œ ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ์˜ฌํ•ด 9์›”๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ชจ์—์„œ ์ผํ•˜๊ธฐ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•˜๋ฉฐ ๋ˆ„๊ตฌ๋ณด๋‹ค๋„ ๋›ฐ์–ด๋‚œ ๊ทผ๋ฉดํ•จ๊ณผ ์„ฑ์‹คํ•จ, ์—ด์ •์„ ๋ณด์—ฌ์ฃผ์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋…€๋Š” ํ”ผ์•„๋‹ˆ์ŠคํŠธ ์กฐ์„ฑ์ง„์˜ ์ง€๋‚œ 10์›” 26์ผ ์‹œ์นด๊ณ  ๋ฐ๋ท” ๋…์ฃผํšŒ์— ์ฐธ์„ํ•˜์—ฌ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๋ฅผ ํ›Œ๋ฅญํžˆ ๋ณด์ขŒํ•˜์˜€์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋›ฐ์–ด๋‚œ ์„ฑ์•…๊ฐ€์ด์ž ์˜์–ด์™€ ํ•œ๊ตญ์–ด๋ฅผ ์ด์ค‘์œผ๋กœ ๊ตฌ์‚ฌํ–ˆ๋˜ ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋งค์šฐ ํ›Œ๋ฅญํ•œ ์‚ฌ์ง„์ž‘๊ฐ€๊ธฐ๋„ ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ ๋‚  ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ์‹œ์นด๊ณ  ๋งจ๋ธ ํ™€์—์„œ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋˜ ์กฐ์„ฑ์ง„์˜ ๋ฆฌํ—ˆ์„ค๊ณผ ๊ณต์—ฐ์„ ์‚ฌ์ง„์— ๋‹ด์•˜์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์กฐ์„ฑ์ง„์˜ ๋งŽ์€ ํŒฌ ๋ถ„๋“ค์ด ๊ทธ ์‚ฌ์ง„๋“ค์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์ฃผ์‹œ๊ณ  ์˜จ๋ผ์ธ์œผ๋กœ ๊ณต์œ ํ•ด์ฃผ์…”์„œ ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ชน์‹œ ๊ธฐ๋ปํ•˜๊ณ  ์˜๊ด‘์Šค๋Ÿฌ์›Œํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ชจ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์Šค์ธ ์—์„œ ์ธํ„ด์‹ญ์„ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์ „์— ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ์ง€๋‚œ ์—ฌ๋ฆ„ ๋ฒ„์ง€๋‹ˆ์•„์˜ ํ•˜์ดํŽ˜์ธ  ์ธํ„ฐ๋‚ด์…”๋„ ๋ฎค์ง ์ธ์Šคํ‹ฐํŠœํŠธ์—์„œ ์ธํ„ด์œผ๋กœ ๊ทผ๋ฌดํ•˜๋ฉฐ ๊ฒŒ์ŠคํŠธ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๋“ค๊ณผ ํ•™์ƒ ์ฐธ๊ฐ€์ž๋“ค์˜ ์ฒด๋ฅ˜ ์ „๋ฐ˜์„ ๋‹ด๋‹นํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๊ณณ์—์„œ ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ์ด์ฐจํฌ ํŽ„๋งŒ์˜ ํ”ผ์•„๋‹ˆ์ŠคํŠธ์ธ ๋กœํ•œ ๋“œ ์‹ค๋ฐ”๋ฅผ ๋น„๋กฏํ•œ ๋งŽ์€ ์„ธ๊ณ„์ ์ธ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๋“ค์„ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๋Š” ๊ธฐํšŒ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์กŒ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋กœํ•œ ๋“œ ์‹ค๋ฐ”๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋‚ฌ์„ ๋•Œ ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ชจ์—์„œ ์ผํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด ๊ทธ๋…€์˜ ๊ฟˆ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ๋งํ–ˆ๊ณ , ๊ทธ ๋‚  ๋กœํ•œ ๋“œ ์‹ค๋ฐ”์™€ ๋‚˜๋ˆˆ ๋Œ€ํ™”๋Š” ๊ทธ๋…€๊ฐ€ ์ €ํฌ ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ชจ์— ์ง€์›์„œ๋ฅผ ๋‚ด๋„๋ก ๊ฒฐ์‹ฌํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋Š” ๊ณ„๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ชจ์—์„œ ์ธํ„ด์„ ํ•˜๋Š” ๋™์‹œ์— ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ๊ทธ๋žœ๋“œ ๋ž˜ํ”ผ์ฆˆ ์‹ฌํฌ๋‹ˆ์˜ ๊ธฐ๊ธˆ๋ชจ๊ธˆ/๊ฒฝ์˜ ๋ถ€์„œ์—์„œ์˜ ์ธํ„ด์‹ญ๋„ ๋ณ‘ํ–‰ํ•˜์˜€์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์–ผ๋งˆ ์ „์ธ 11์›” 16์ผ ๊ทธ๊ณณ์—์„œ์˜ ์ธํ„ด์‹ญ์„ ๋งˆ์นœ ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ฏธ๊ตญ ํ˜น์€ ๊ทธ๋…€์˜ ๊ณ ๊ตญ์ธ ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜ ์Œ์•…๊ณ„์—์„œ ๊ณ„์† ์ผํ•˜๊ฒ ๋‹ค๋Š” ํฌ๋ถ€๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ์žˆ์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋…์‹คํ•œ ๊ฐœ์‹ ๊ต ์‹ ์ž์˜€์œผ๋ฉฐ ๊ณ ๊ฒฐํ•œ ์ Š์€ ์—ฌ์„ฑ์ด์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋Š” ๊ทธ๋…€๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ€์ง„ ์Œ์•…์  ์žฌ๋Šฅ์„ ์ง€์—ญ ๊ตํšŒ์—์„œ ๋‚˜๋ˆ„๋ฉฐ ํ–‰๋ณตํ•ดํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

๊ทธ๋…€์˜ ๊ตํšŒ์ธ Highland View Church๋Š” ์žฅ๋ก€๋น„๋ฅผ ์œ„ํ•œ GoFundMe ๊ธฐ๊ธˆ์„ ๋งˆ๋ จํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ธฐ๋ถ€ํ•˜์‹œ๋ ค๋ฉด ์—ฌ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ํด๋ฆญํ•ด์ฃผ์„ธ์š”.

์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ชจ๋‘ ๊ทธ๋…€๋ฅผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ์›Œ ํ•  ๊ฒƒ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•œ ์•ˆ๋‚˜์˜ ๋ช…๋ณต์„ ๋น•๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

With pianist Rohan De Silva at the Heifetz Institute, August 2018:

With Seong-Jin Cho at University of Chicagoโ€™s Mandel Hall, October 2018:

Annaโ€™s photography of Seong-Jin Cho at University of Chicagoโ€™s Mandel Hall, October 2018: