“The Steinway is the only piano that I can trust to express my music. The natural singing tone and powerful, yet warm forte tones make it easy to play any passages. It is always inspiring to play on it.”
Steinway Artist Young Kim 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. 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.
In 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. Further highlighting her excellence as an educator, she 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. Dr. Kim has been frequently invited to present lectures, recitals, and piano master classes in Asia, Europe and in the US.
Kim 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). She is currently a Visiting Senior Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.