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 soloist with the Saint Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra. Since moving to the Capital District 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.
She is one of the founding members of the Saint Rose Camerata, a faculty ensemble in residence at The College of Saint Rose. 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, Yamaha Hall, and Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea.
In October 2019, Dr. Kim has been 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 and she was one of 43 teachers from the United States and Canada.
She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota, an Artist Diploma from Yale University, a Master of Music from The Juilliard School, and her Bachelor of Music from Seoul National University. A recipient of 2016 Thomas A. Manion Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. Kim is currently Professor of Piano at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.