Yerin Kim, Piano
Praised by the Calgary Herald as “lively, ebullient, and spikily accentuated performance…”, pianist Yerin Kim is an avid chamber musician and recitalist. She has given concerts in various festivals and recitals in major venues internationally, including The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York, Place Flagey in Brussels and the Rolston Hall at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. Her performances have been broadcast by the Klara Continuo radio station in Belgium, the NPR program Performance Today, WUFT Classic in Florida, and the PBC broadcasting station in Seoul, Korea. Partnering with her husband and violinist, Brendan Shea as the Shea-Kim Duo, she has competed internationally and performed recitals in Asia, Europe and North America. In 2016, their first CD of sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert, and Janacek was released by Ark Studio in Seoul, South Korea.
As a regular lecturer and guest artist, Kim performs and gives talks on promoting awareness of the power of music in the community that it serves. Using her background in psychology, Kim teaches and performs for individuals with Autism. She founded a Music and Autism Concert Series at Stony Brook University in New York by successfully creating collaboration between the music department, psychology department, and the community music and arts foundation to provide live classical music to families with autism. Committed to bringing inspiring concert programs and classical music experience at its highest level to diverse audiences nationally and internationally, Kim recently joined the artist roster of Musician Familiar Spaces and Annapolis Chamber Music Players. Both organizations emphasize creating localized support for classical chamber music through compelling performances and creative programs.
Kim is equally passionate in teaching and has previously held faculty positions in Indiana University Bloomington as an assistant lecturer in piano pedagogy and as a Pre-college piano instructor. She also taught undergraduate piano students and coached chamber groups at State University of New York Stony Brook as a teaching assistant to the Piano Department and also as a chamber music faculty at the Pre-college Division. She recently joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame.
Kim holds a Double Degree in Piano Performance and Psychology from Oberlin conservatory and college, a Master of Music from Indiana University Bloomington, and is currently a candidate for Doctor of Musical Arts at State University of New York Stony Brook. Her mentors and teachers include Hans Boepple, Seunghae Choi, Haewon Song, Arnaldo Cohen, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Gilbert Kalish.