Director, Piano, Ensemble, Composition
Sharon Kim is recognized as one of the most versatile and imaginative musicians and among today's most engaging pianists. Her curiosity and wide-ranging interests have taken her in many different directions, forging a unique career and establishing a rare reputation.
Ms. Kim started studying the piano at the age of five. She was enrolled as a scholarship student of Onjae Lee at the Ewha Woman's University, and an honors graduate of Sekyung Park. Upon graduation, Ms. Kim moved to the United States to pursue graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music. During the years of her Masters study, she was the recipient of a Korean American Scholarship Foundation award in recognition of her accomplishments. She received her Masters degree of Music as a student of Zenon Fishbein.
Ms. Kim has appeared as a recitalist and a concerto soloist throughout North America and Korea. She has performed at renowned venues such as Mozart hall, Seoul Arts Center, Torch Center, Yeeum Hall, Chopin Hall, Youngsan Arts Hall, KBS hall in Seoul, Steinway Hall, Yamaha Hall, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital hall, and the Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center in New York. During the concert residing in Lincoln Center, Ms. Kim was the featured soloist of the New York Symphony Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff's 2nd Concerto, which she had successfully performed with great prestige.
Her numerous honors and awards include Washington International Competition, Frinna Awerbuch International Competition and Artists International New York Debut Award Competition. Receiving the grand prize at the Seoul Young Artists Piano Competition allowed her to continue performing with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Ms. Kim was a first place winner of Ewha Solo Music Competition resulting her to be invited as the featured soloist at the Ewha Spring Concert. Ms. Kim, as a guest soloist, was invited to a lecture series,
'The World of the Piano' at the Julliard School formed by musicologist David Dubal. She has performed at numerous festivals including the Bosendorfer Festival and the Vancouver Music Festival where she has worked with noted musicians such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Abbey Simon, Alexander Branginsky, and Tony Han.
She enjoys teaching and is an active chamber musician and has been a faculty member of New York Seminary. Ms. Kim also studied orchestral conducting with Vincent La Selva at the Juilliard School and has worked as a music director and conductor of the Arumdaun Youth Orchestra and the Rejoice Handbell Choir. As a composer, Ms. Kim has composed various genres of music for solo instruments, ensembles and orchestra which is frequently performed and recorded.