Biography

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A solo pianist, collaborative artist, and a teaching professional, Dr. Hyunjung Kim has made her first orchestral debut at age 12, at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.  Dr. Kim has performed at major venues throughout North America, Europe and Korea as a solo performer and a collaborative artist, including the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose 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 the Einklang Piano Quartet, Verus Piano Trio, Yemus Ensemble and Pianissimo Ensemble.  She has collaborated with numerous other instrumentalists on a various repertoire, as 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 various summer music festivals including, Italy Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Seoul Music Festival and Academy, San Francisco International Summer Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Interlochen Arts Camp, Brevard Music Festival, all on a merit scholarship and working as an ensemble coach.  Dr. Kim has worked with acclaimed international artists such as Leon Fleisher, Aldo Ciccolini, John Perry, Robert McDonald, Elizabeth Pridonoff and Daniel Pollack.

A native Korean, Dr. Kim received a diverse education from both Korea and the United States.  She began her professional music studies at Yewon School of the Arts and Seoul Arts High School in Korea.  In the United States, she studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music pre-college division and Interlochen Arts Academy on merit scholarships, receiving the Artist Award upon graduation.  Dr. Kim received her Bachelor of Music degree (B.M.) from The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University on a merit scholarship.  She continued her music studies receiving Master of Music degree (M.M.) from the University of Michigan on a Full Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship and Doctor of Musical Arts degree (D.M.A.) in Piano Performance and Literature from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, receiving Full Scholarship and 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 a committed music educator.  She served as a faculty member at Myongji University in Korea, and teaches at Lindeblad School of Music while maintaining her private studio in Georgia.  Dr. Kim has been awarded "Certificate of Excellence" from the Music-Fest Competition, Prima Volta Music Competition, Crescendo International Music Competition, etc., in recognition of her outstanding commitment to music education and her students' achievements.  Dr. Kim has served as a member of the Piano Competition Committee and adjudicator for the Piano Auditions at the Music Educators Association of New Jersey (MEANJ). She is currently a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA) and the Gwinnett County Music Teachers Association (GCMTA). Dr. Kim is a STEINWAY Teacher & Educational Partner with Steinway & Sons.