Kim O’Hare Bonacorsa
Kim O’Hare Bonacorsa, a New Jersey native, is an avid orchestral and chamber musician based in New York City. Most recently, she is the newly appointed flutist for Quintet of the Americas. She regularly freelances with Harrisburg Symphony, Wicked on Broadway, and Lancaster Symphony, among others, and has worked as a professional consultant for the television series Mozart in the Jungle. She recorded flute and piccolo for the NBC television broadcast of A Very Wicked Halloween to celebrate the Broadway production’s 15th year anniversary. In December 2022, she performed on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre for a one night concert of the Broadway show Chess to benefit the Entertainment Community Fund. Internationally, she was chosen to perform as a soloist in Nice, France, at the Nice Academy of Music. Each summer she travels to Austria to perform with the AIMS Festival Orchestra, as well as hold the position of Assistant Orchestra Manager.
Kim combines music and social activism and performs solo recitals in an effort to bring attention to a variety of issues in our current political climate. All proceeds benefit the ACLU, and she continues to plan politically motivated recitals each year.
Kim earned her Master of Music degree from New York University and her Bachelor of Music degree from The College of New Jersey. She directs a flute ensemble and maintains a private teaching studio. Kim enjoys long distance running, and has completed 12 half marathons and the 2017 NYC marathon. She is currently training to run the 2023 NYC marathon. She resides in New York City with her husband, Chris, and cat, Pickles.