Pianist Young Kim, a Steinway Artist, has performed internationally as a soloist in recitals and with orchestras, in addition to appearing numerous times as a chamber musician. A native of South Korea, Kim performed in major concert venues in Korea including the Seoul Arts Center. In Russia, she appeared as a soloist with the Saint Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra. Since moving to the Capital District of NY in 2000, she appeared as a soloist with Schenectady Symphony Orchestra and Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra several times and performed solos and chamber music actively in the area.
Dr. Kim has been frequently invited to present lectures, recitals, and piano master classes in colleges and universities in Asia, Europe and in the US. Most recently, she was invited to perform and present piano master classes at the University of Szeged in Hungary, University of Seoul, and Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea.
In October 2019, Dr. Kim was inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame, a prestigious designation recognizing the work of most committed and passionate piano educators. This was the very first year the award was given and she was one of 43 teachers selected from the United States and Canada. Further highlighting her excellence as an educator, Dr. Kim was the recipient of the 2016 Thomas A. Manion Distinguished Faculty Award at the College of Saint Rose, where she was a Professor of Piano from 2002-2021. She was an active performer and one of the founding members of the Saint Rose Camerata, a faculty chamber ensemble.
She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota (tutelage under Lydia Artymiw), an Artist Diploma from Yale University (Peter Frankl), a Master of Music from The Juilliard School (Josef Raieff), and her Bachelor of Music from Seoul National University (Kye Sook Suh). Dr. Kim is currently a Visiting Senior Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.