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Angela Kim

Angela Kim

Office: Dunham Hall 2109
(618)650-3593
jekim@siue.edu
 

Praised by international press as “a pianist who meets the highest standard of technique,” Angela Jeong Hyun Kim is one of the rising young pianists showing her versatility through colorful imagination, and intense musical expression. As a scholarship student at the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Kim received the prestigious Henry Cobos Endowed Piano Prize for demonstrating excellence in piano performance. In 2017 Ms. Kim received the Free For All Concert Fund from the Boston Foundation. The fund was used to bringing live classical concerts to underprivileged communities in Greater Boston area. The same year, Ms. Kim also received the Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation in Boston. 

Ms. Kim began piano studies at the age of four, making her first public debut in her native South Korea, as the winner of the SoongEui Competition when she was nine years old. Upon turning sixteen, Ms. Kim came to the United States to continue her music studies with world-renowned pedagogue Wha Kyung Byun. During that time she toured and performed in Panama, and Guatemala, as a pianist with the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Zander. She is a frequent soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, MI, with performances broadcasted nationally on Interlochen Public Radio. Additionally, former GLCO Maestro, Matthew Hazelwood, invited Ms. Kim to tour Colombia as a soloist with the Filarmonica Joven de Colombia. 

As an avid performer of new music, Ms. Kim has been collaborating with the Callithumpian Consort, an internationally recognized Boston based ensemble directed by pianist, Steve Drury. She worked closely with many influential composers including Christian Wolff, Steve Reich, Gunther Schuller, Jonathan Harvey, Frederic Rzewski, and Unsuk Chin. During her DMA studies, Ms. Kim collaborated with Eastman’s Musica Nova where she worked with Hans Abrahamsen and Chaya Czernowin. Along with the collaboration of percussionist Andre Sonner, Ms. Kim has also formed a noteworthy Boston based Piano/Percussion Duo performing new music for the genre as one of the very few groups that exist in the country.

As a collaborative pianist, Ms. Kim has performed with musicians such as Dylana Jenson, Margaret Batjer, Martin Chalifour, and Paul Sonner. Ms. Kim frequently visits Interlochen Arts Academy for the one week Institute to perform recitals with guest artists and faculty. Through her education at NEC and Eastman, Ms. Kim has worked with renowned pedagogues such as Donald Weilerstein, Paul Katz, Lawrence Lesser, Lucy Chapman, and Russell Miller to name a few.

Ms. Kim has performed throughout the US, South America, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Korea. 

Her important artistic influences include world-renowned pianists and pedagogues Russell Sherman, and Lev Natochenny. Earning academic honors, Ms. Kim completed Bachelor and Master degrees, and Graduate Diploma at the New England Conservatory of Music, as a student of Wha Kyung Byun. She has finished her Doctorate of Piano Performance, and Literature, at the Eastman School of Music, studying with Natalya Antonova. In the past, Ms. Kim had served as a theory faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music. She has joined the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as an Assistant Professor in Piano and a director of the keyboard area in 2017.

 
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