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Soyeon Kim

Praised as “very sensitive collaborative pianist” in Der Neuer Merker, Vienna, Austria, Soyeon Kim is a highly accomplished collaborative pianist and chamber musician with an extensive repertoire of instrumental and vocal music.


Dr. Kim has performed in various venues in the United States and abroad, including Konzerthaus in Berlin, Gasteig in Munich, the Countess Christina Schoenbrunn’s Concert Series, Italian Culture Institute and Musikverein in Vienna, Croatian Music Institution in Zagreb; Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Merkin Hall in New York City, the Cathedral Saint John Divine Concert Series, the Astral Concert Series, the Friday Musicale Concert Series, the Trinity at One, Princeton Sym. Or. Chamber Series, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Phil. Chamber Concerts; and Sejong Cultural Center in Seoul, Korea.


Dr. Kim has shared stages with renowned musicians, including many notable woodwind players such as Paolo Taballione (Bavarian State Opera), Stefan Hoskuldsson (Chicago Sym. Or.), Bart Feller (NJ Sym.), Yossi Arnheim (Israel Phil. Or.), Demarre McGill (Seattle Sym.), Judith Mendenhall (American Ballet Theater Or.), Mindy Kaufman (New York Phil.), Sarah Jackson (LA Phil.), Christina Smith (Atlanta Sym. Or.), Susan Palma-Nidel (Orpheus Chamber Or.), Erik Gratton (Nashville Sym.), Mark Nuccio (Houston Sym. Or.), and Eric Speller (Royal Flemish Phil.), Linda Chesis, among others.  


She has been serving as a music staff and faculty at summer music festivals, including the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program, Bel Canto in Tuscany, Italy, American Institutes of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Accademia di canto, International Belcanto Summer Academy in Vienna, Austria, Manhattan Summer Voice Festival and Respiro Opera in New York City, and Castleman Quartet Program. 


She has also played for many master classes by distinguished artists and pedagogues in the States and Europe, such as Marilyn Horne, Thomas Hampson, Giacomo Aragall, Juan Pons, Anna Moffo, Mira Zakai, Dalton Baldwin, Irene Kudela and Martin Katz: Sir James Galway, Karl-Heinz Schütz, Julien Beaudiment, Philippe Bernold, Denis Bouriakov, Jeanne Baxtresser; Shlomo Mintz, Glenn Dicterow, Shmuel Askenasi, David Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, Zvi Zeitlin to name a few.


Dr. Kim won the First Prize and Best Liszt Interpretation of Liszt in the William Garrison Piano Competition for Collaborative Artist, the Second Prize in the Artur Balsam Competition for Duos, and Laureate in the Korea Festival Ensemble Chamber Music Competition.


Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Kim received BM & MM in Solo Piano from Seoul National University and a second MM & DMA in vocal & instrumental Collaborative Piano from the Manhattan School of Music studying with Dr. Heasook Rhee. She is currently on the Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music faculty in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to this appointment, she taught at Montclair State University in New Jersey for 14 years.