Classical pianist Dr. Jeeyoon Kim delights audiences with her sensitive artistry, colorful musical expression and insightful commentary from the stage. In her recent performance, Chiesa Nuova, a performing arts foundation in Chicago, describes her artistry as “impeccable, brilliant and heart-rending.” A native of South Korea, Jeeyoon has made her way across the globe with performances at venues including FortePiano Salon Live Series, live broadcasting on classical music channel in Chicago, WFMT, 98.7, Nichols Hall in Evanston, Graves Recital Hall in Columbus, Ohio, Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, Wheeler Concert Hall at the University of Evansville, GloVil Art Hall in Korea, Judson Park Auditorium in Cleveland, and at the Mozarteum Festival in Salzburg, Austria. Other recent performances include “Arts in August” concert series in Evansville, Indiana, Stradivari Society in Chicago, the Chamber Music Series at the Glema Mahr Fine Arts Center in Madisonville, Kentucky, Parisian Salon Concert Series in Chicago and San Diego Symphony Chamber Music Series, collaborating soloists such as a violinist, Philippe Quint, and a cellist, Johannes Moser. Last season, she performed Schumann A minor piano concerto with the conductor, Susan Kitterman, at the historical music hall of Indianapolis, the Hilbert Circle Theater.
Kim received the first prize in the Korean Music Teachers’ Association Competition at age 18. She made her debut as a concert artist the same year, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 2 with the Camerata Orchestra in Busan, Korea. She was awarded a full scholarship to study at Busan National University, where she graduated in 2002 with top honors. Afterwards, Dr. Kim came to the United States for further musical studies, receiving a Master of Music degree in 2005 and a Doctor of Music in piano performance in 2009, both from Indiana University with a full scholarship and a graduation with distinction. Also after her doctorate degree, she received a Master of Music in piano pedagogy from Butler University with a full scholarship. She studied with masters of Andrzej Jasinski, Cluade Frank, Menheim Pressler, Reiko Neriki and Shigeo Neriki through master classes, chamber music coaching, and her music study at Indiana University.
As a recording artist, she released her debut CD in 2007, an album of works by Mozart, Debussy, and Liszt. Now she is in the process of producing the second album with a projected title as “10 More Minutes”, a collection of her encores. An accomplished piano pedagogue, she is in frequent demand as a master class clinician and a judicator. The most recent workshops include at the IMTA conference at Indiana University in Bloomington in 2011, Butler University in 2013, and national MTNA conference in New York City in 2012, and Wisconsin in 2011. Kim maintains an active national and International performing schedule both as a soloist and a chamber musician.
This performance marks Jeeyoon Kim’s La Jolla Music Society debut.