July 4 - 13
Critically acclaimed for her sensitive musicianship and musical versatility, pianist Kyung Kim has performed extensively across North America, Asia, and Europe including solo recitals in Carnegie Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts (Seoul), Salzburg Mozarteum’s Großer Saal, and Franz Liszt Academy’s Grand Hall. An avid and versatile chamber musician, Dr. Kim has collaborated with members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK). Other concerts have included solo and chamber music performances for the Niagara International Summer Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, International Bartok Seminar and Festival, Mozarteum International Summer Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, Emory University Chamber Music Society, Antigonish Performing Arts Series at St. Francis Xavier University, Mount Allison University Performing Arts Series, Brandon University’s pro series, and the University of Winnipeg Virtuosi Series.
Praised for her "hypnotic“ and "captivating" performances, concerto appearances have been with the Winnipeg Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Summer Orchestra, St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, Quad-Cities Symphony (Iowa), and the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have been featured on CBC Radio, Chicago’s Live from WFMT, Minnesota Public Radio, Korean Broadcasting System Radio, and Wisconsin Public Television and Radio.
Born into a musical family, Dr. Kim is a graduate of Seoul National University studying with Jinwoo Jung and holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied with the late Howard Karp.
Dr. Kim has conducted master classes throughout the U.S., Canada, South Korea, and China. She was also chamber music coach at the Green Lake Summer Music Festival and resident pianist and artistic advisor to the Brandon Chamber Players. A dedicated, passionate teacher, her prize-winning students recently made performing debuts at Royal Albert Hall, Kennedy Centre, Carnegie Hall, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. She has served as judge for many competitions, including the Bader-Overton National Piano Competition (Canada), Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition, Enkor International Music Competition, and the International E-Piano Competition.
Currently Piano Division Coordinator and Associate Professor at Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music, Dr. Kim was formerly Chair of the Keyboard Division and Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where she was also Founder and Director of the Minnesota International Piano Camp.