Grace Eun Hae Kim, a pianist with Siouxland ties who went on to receive honors on the international stage, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in Eppley Auditorium as part of the Morningside College Piano Recital Series.
Grace Eun Hae Kim, a pianist with Siouxland ties who went on to receive honors on the international stage, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave., as part of the Morningside College Piano Recital Series.
The recital will include works by Scarlatti, Hamelin, Beethoven and Schumann. It is free and open to the public.
Kim lived in Sioux Center, Iowa, for a number of years before moving to New York to study at The Juilliard School, where she received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance. During her time in Iowa, she studied under Dr. Jim March, professor of music at Morningside.
Praised by the Washington Post as a pianist whose playing is “rich with emotional contrasts,” Kim has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, appearing in venues such as Lincoln Center in New York; the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; National Concert Hall in Taiwan; and Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto in Spain. She has given solo performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Cherokee Symphony Orchestra and Siouxland Youth Symphony. She has made chamber orchestral appearances with the New Juilliard Ensemble and the New Millennium Festival Orchestra in Gijón, Spain.
Kim has won prizes in numerous competitions, including the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition, Washington International Competition, Iowa Piano Competition, Russell Wonderlic Piano Competition, William Kapell International Piano Competition and Corpus Christi International Competition. She also has performed at a number of music festivals.
Kim currently serves on the piano faculty at Loyola University Maryland and will join the chamber music faculty at Georgetown University this fall. She holds her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory.