Dr. Kay Kim

As an active chamber musician, pianist Kay Kim enjoys concertizing domestically and internationally each season.  She performed in recitals with the members of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Paris Opera Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Musicians, the recipients of Stradivari Society Award, as well as with the faculties of the Juilliard School, Northwestern University and Indiana University among others.  She has been one of the pianists of Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s conductor’s rehearsals for over a decade working with many distinguished conductors including Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink, Mafred Hoeneck and Stéphane Denève and performed in CSO’s subscription concerts conceived by Pierre Boulez.

Ms. Kim was heard on WFMT radio broadcasts performing in the company’s 40th Anniversary Celebration as well as First Monday Series by Chicago Chamber Musicians, the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, the Rush Hour Concert series, Impromptu and Jewel Box Series and has presented recitals and performances in major venues such as Bennett Gordon Hall Series at Ravinia Festival, Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project, Carnegie Weill Hall and the Grant Park Music Festival.  She also has appeared in CBS Early Show performing with violinist Itzhak Perlman. As a former member of a musical ambassador group Trio Chicago and Friends, Ms. Kim traveled to over 20 countries presenting a comprehensive array of American music since 2006. Her chamber music performances can be heard in recordings on Summit Records and MSR Classics.

Ms. Kim teaches accompanying at Northeastern Illinois University.  Her previous teaching and staff pianist positions include the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, the Jacob School of Music at Indiana University and the Juilliard School during the academic year and The Perlman Music Program, Music in the Marche in Italy and Alessi Seminar during the summer.

A native of South Korea, Ms. Kim attended Seoul National University for her undergraduate study and University of Michigan for her graduate degrees.  She holds a doctoral degree in piano performance from Northwestern University.