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Kyung Kim, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Music
B. Mus., M. Mus., D.M.A. (Wisconsin-Madison)

Since making her professional debut at age 13 performing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, Korean-American pianist Kyung Kim has performed widely to critical acclaim in concerto, recital and chamber music performances throughout Asia, North America, and Europe.

Praised for her “hypnotic” and “captivating” performances, recent invitations have included concerto appearances with the Winnipeg, Madison, and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras, at the International School of Musical Arts (Canada), Heifetz, Bartok, and Salzburg Mozarteum summer music festivals, and repeat invitations for Wisconsin Public Television, Chicago’s Live from WFMT, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Live from the Chazen, Windhover Centre for the Arts (WI), Brandon University Pro Series, and the University of Winnipeg Virtuosi Series (in recital and the Winnipeg Symphony Chamber Players). An avid chamber musician, Dr. Kim has collaborated internationally with such prominent musicians such as Paul Edmund Davies, Leone Buyse, and David Perry, and has been heard in radio broadcasts for National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Korean Broadcasting System. She also has formerly served as resident pianist and artistic advisor to the Brandon Chamber Players, and serves as Artistic Director of Mayfest in Manitoba, Canada.

Dr. Kim holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a graduate of Seoul National University. A popular clinician and adjudicator, she has presented master classes throughout the U.S., Canada, South Korea, and China. Dr. Kim formerly served on the piano faculties of Lawrence University (WI), Beloit College (WI), Ripon College (WI), and as chamber music coach at the Green Lake Summer Music Festival.

Currently Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) School of Music, she most recently served as a piano faculty member at Brandon University’s School of Music, where she maintained a highly successful studio of undergraduate and graduate piano majors, and coached chamber music. Her students are consistently top prizewinners at major regional, provincial, and national Canadian and U.S. competitions.