Christine Kim - Piano
The Leipziger Volkszeitung has hailed Christine Kim’s playing as “engaging and expressively colorful.” Dr. Kim made her first major piano debut at the age of fourteen in New York City’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Since then, her performances have spanned international venues including halls in France, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Russia.
Dr. Christine J. Kim holds a Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the
Peabody Institute of Music, a Master of Music degree and Performer Certificate Diploma
from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University.
While at Peabody, Dr. Kim was under the tutelage of Professor Yong Hi Moon as a Se
Ung and Hee Soon Kim scholarship recipient. Dr. Kim has also been the recipient of the
Dorothy L. Pound award, the Eckstein Fund award, and the William Nerenberg
scholarship during her graduate years. Other teachers she has studied with include Dr.
Sylvia Wang, Dr. David Kaiserman, and Professor Edmund Battersby.
Dr. Kim has garnered top prizes in numerous competitions including Second Prize at the International Shostakovich Piano Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, First Prize at the Regional Competition of the National Society of Arts and Letters, and First Prize at the Civic & Arts Foundation Adult Competition, leading to a solo performance at Chicago’s Cultural Center. Additionally, she was a featured artist at the Union League Club of Chicago and the Three Arts Club. First place winner of the Northshore Competition, the Musicians’ Club of Women Competition, and the Evanston Club Competition, Dr. Kim has also been a top prizewinner at the Thaivu/Isaak and Cliff Dwellers competitions.
Dr. Kim currently serves as faculty member at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, MD
and also runs her own independent studio. With over 20 years of private teaching
experience, she has worked with all ages and levels. She is currently the Music Director
at Magothy United Methodist Church in Pasadena, MD and previously, she has served as
piano faculty of Peabody’s Preparatory Division (2008-2011).
Dr. Kim’s performances have been heard on Syracuse’s Classic FM 91.3 and
Jeffersonville’s WJFF, as well as Shandelee Music Festival’s local radio channel.
In her spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her husband
and three children.