2006 - Graduated the violin making school in Italy, Cremona
2006 - Viola workmanship certificate of merit in the 17th international Violin Society of America
2008 - Gold medal in the international violin making competition in Mexico
2009 - Bronze medal for viola in the Triennale International violin making competition
THE STRAD,S PICK OF UP-AND- COMING MAKERS. - March 2007
THE Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Nov 17, 2009
Instrument maker's in tune with his craft.
The Strad February 2016
Violin maker Okkyum Kim "The Dream came true"
Voyage LA September 2017
Meet Okkyum Kim of Okkyum Violin in Irvine.