Byeol Kim

Steinway Artist Byeol Kim has earned a reputation for her “ingeniously colorful imagination with stage charisma,” remarking “hushed performances as an operatic singer on the piano” (Agata Nowakowska, Cleveland Classical).

She is a top prizewinner of Cleveland, Paderewski, Dallas, Louisiana, San Antonio, New Orleans, and Washington International Piano competitions. Her recent appearances with orchestras include the Cleveland Orchestra, Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Poland, Pohang Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and others. She has performed worldwide, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Teatro Civico in Italy, Flagey in Belgium, Petit Palau Hall in Spain, and Koerner Hall in Toronto. A sought-after chamber musician, Ms. Kim has collaborated with Cho–LiangLin, Jian Wang, Yura Lee, The Fifth House Ensemble, Escher String Quartet, and The Rolston String Quartet.

Passionate about expanding the scope of classical music, she seeks to communicate with a larger audience in society. In her U.S. debut, she performed female American composer, Amy Beach’s, piano concerto with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and was acclaimed to “impress with energy and freshness” (The Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy). Since then, she has been advocating diversity and social issues through her programs, where her creative artistry not only shines through her performances, but is also reflected through her projects; recording her insightful repertoire “the mid-length fantasies and literature,” conducting Mozart Piano Concertos from the piano, and also visual art projects. Her artistic vision is recognized as a leader of the new generation, winning the Creative Digital Challenge Award by The Music Academy of the West in 2020.

Dr. Kim received her Artist Diploma as the first candidate ever to be accepted by Jon Kimura Parker at Rice University and holds a Doctorate degree from Northwestern University. She visits colleges and music festivals as a guest artist, including The University of Toronto and The Amalfi Coast Music & Art Festival. In 2023 Spring, she teaches at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Byeol Kim is a Steinway Artist.