Finalist: Eunyoung Kim
Pianist Eunyoung Kim, an emerging professional soloist and chamber musician, has performed in many concerts in her native Korea, the United States and Japan with organizations including Brockton Symphony Orchestra, International Soroptimist, International Contemporary Music Ensemble Musica Anatolia, Xanthos New Music Ensemble, The Fifth Tier New Music Ensemble, La Scena and the Stratus Ensemble.
Ms. Kim began playing the piano at the age of four, gave her first piano recital at age six, and in the same year won the national piano competition organized by The Korean Music & Art Society in Seoul. She continued playing the piano with passion and without any outside pressure. At age 15 she began studying with pianist Ha-Kyung Kim at the Sun-Hwa Arts High School in Korea. She won numerous piano competitions in Korea including the prestigious Sam-Ik Piano Competition and studied at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul with pianists Jong-Pil Lim, Kyung-Sook Lee, Dae-Jin Kim, and Choong-Mo Kang on a scholarship from the Korean Government given to the top students of the music department. After graduating, she served as the director and a piano & music theory instructor at Bon Music Academy in Seoul.
Ms. Kim continued her studies in the United States at Boston University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance in 2003. In that same year she was selected as a member of the American National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Rambda. She furthered her studies at Longy School of Music with Victor Rosenbaum, Robert Merfeld, Wayman Chin, Jonathan Cohler, and Malcome Lowe; and in 2006 received a Graduate Performance Diploma in both Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano Performance with distinction.
After graduation from Longy, Ms. Kim performed as soloist at the New Hampshire Music Festival, in addition to premiering new solo and chamber works of Koray Sazli, Mark Berger, Caglar Arsu, Mauricio Pauly, and Gorge Grossman in the New England area. She also performed at the Kendal Music Series as a soloist. Traba Duo, which she formed, won the third prize in the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition organized by Chamber Music Foundation of New England, in both 2005 and 2006.
Eun-Young Kim continues to be actively performing throughout the greater Boston area. In addition Traba Duo, she is also a member of International Contemporary Music Ensemble Musica Anatolia, Xanthos New Music Ensemble, The Fifth Tier New Music Ensemble, and La Scena. As an advocate for new music, she regularly performs chamber and solo works at the Boston Conservatory and is frequently collaboration with composers at colleges and universities. Ms Kim will be performing in many different venues for the 2007-2010 concert season.