A solo pianist, collaborative artist, and a teaching professional, Pianist Dr. Hyunjung Kim has made her first orchestral debut at age 12 with the San Jose Symphony Youth Orchestra at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, performing Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra. Dr. Kim has performed at major venues throughout the United States, Europe and Korea as a solo performer and a collaborative artist, including Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul Arts Center, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, among many others.
As a dedicated chamber musician, she performed extensively at prestigious venues in Korea as a member of Einklang Piano Quartet and Verus Trio. She also had numerous duo performances with other instrumentalists including violinists, cellists, flutists, and more. She was the first to premier the Kabalevsky Sonata for Violin and Piano in Korea at the CAU International Piano Conference and Festival.
Dr. Kim has participated in the Italy Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, Seoul Music Festival and Academy, Interlochen Arts Camp, receiving Fine Arts Award, San Francisco International Summer Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival of California and has worked with acclaimed international artists such as Leon Fleisher, Aldo Ciccolini, John Perry, Robert McDonald, Elizabeth Pridonoff and Daniel Pollack.
A native South Korean, Dr. Kim received a diverse education from both Korea and United States. She began her professional music studies at Yewon School of the Arts and Seoul Arts High School in Korea. Moving to the United States, she studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music pre-college division and Interlochen Arts Academy on a merit scholarship, receiving the Young Artist Award upon graduation. Dr. Kim received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University on a merit scholarship. She continued her music studies receiving Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan on a Full Scholarship, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, receiving Full Scholarship and the Langford Fellowship. Her principal teachers include Mack McCray, Stephen Perry, Yong Hi Moon, Logan Skelton and Ian Hobson.
Alongside her performing career, Dr. Kim is committed to teaching. She has served as a faculty member of Myongji University in South Korea, and currently teaches at Lindeblad School of Music in New Jersey. Dr. Kim also serves as a member of MEA Annual Piano Competition Committee and maintains her private piano studio in Wayne, New Jersey.