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, and 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.
Dr. Kim received a diverse education from both South Korea and the United States. She began to play the piano at the age of 4. She won numerous competitions in Korea, and gained acceptance to Yewon School of the Arts in Korea. Soon after, her family moved to San Jose, CA for a few years, where she studied with professor Mack McCray at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After coming back to Korea, she continued her music studies at Yewon School, and Seoul Arts High School. During the first year of high school, Dr. Kim auditioned and received a merit scholarship to attend Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She was chosen as the soloist for the IAA concerto competition and received the Young Artist Award upon graduation.
Dr. Kim continued her professional music studies at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University on a merit scholarship, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree (B.M.). She received a Full Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship to attend the University of Michigan, where she got her Master of Music degree (M.M.) in piano performance. She went on to study at the University of Illinois on a Full Scholarship and Langford Fellowship and received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (D.M.A.) in piano performance and literature.
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 has served as a faculty member at Myongji University in South Korea. 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 has recently relocated to Georgia and started Pianoforte Music Academy. She is currently a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA), Gwinnett County Music Teachers Association (GCMTA) and the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).
Dr. Kim is a STEINWAY Teacher & Educational Partner and RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) Certified Teacher.