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Yoojung Kim

Piano Artist Faculty, Assistant to the Program Director

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Praised for her poetic and dramatic interpretation, Yoojung Kim has performed with orchestras throughout the United States and internationally, including the Prague Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Chamber Orchestra, North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Mozart Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, and NYU Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist and collaborative artist at venues such as Wigmore Hall (London), Sutton Coldfield Town Hall (Birmingham), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Smetana Hall (Prague), Bartók Saal (Budapest), Raum Arts Center (Seoul), Seoul Arts Center (Seoul), Arnoff Center for the Arts (Ohio), Roy and Edna Disney Redcat Theatre (Los Angeles), National Gallery of Art (Washington), Steinway Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Merkin Hall (New York). Most recently, she was invited to perform at the newly opened Steinway Hall in Seoul, and was featured at the International Healthcare Metaverse Conference in her own solo arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, captured in 360-degree video.

Yoojung Kim has garnered critical acclaim for her recent recording release of Scriabin's piano works on the Bridge Records label and received the American Record Guide Critics' Choice Award, 2023. According to the American Record Guide Review, “Yoojung Kim stands out.. with Scriabin that is technically rock-solid and well-balanced between the exciting virtuosic moments and the lyrical ones.” Fanfare writes “.. a virtuoso technique.. the prevalent lyric beauty and poetry.. a firm grasp of the music’s architecture and progression.. Yoojung Kim possesses all of the necessary attributes.”

A passionate chamber musician and collaborator, she has performed with members of the New York Philharmonic and with artists at the Euro Music Festival, Summit Music Festival, and Burgos International Music Festival. Her collaborators have included Yehudi Menuhin, Albert Markov, Felix Andrievsky, Mignon Dunn, Tania León, and Gillian Anderson.

Yoojung Kim is active internationally as a musical curator and entrepreneur. She has directed an annual summer concert series at the Raum Arts Center (Seoul), and is the founder and artistic director of MusicY, a creative performance and educational management firm. In 2019, she directed a piano showcase involving multiple venues in New York City (notably, The Oculus and Saint John’s in the Village) in collaboration with Make Music New York Winter Festival, Steinway & Sons, and Music Traveler, for which she serves as an ambassador. She is also in demand as a clinician, most recently presenting masterclasses and lecture-recitals at Steinway Hall, Busan University and Sangmyung University in South Korea.

A student of Nikolai Demidenko and Ruth Nye at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Yoojung Kim was awarded the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Scholarship for undergraduate study at the Royal College of Music. She holds a Master’s degree in solo piano performance, a Professional Studies Certificate in collaborative piano from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Ph.D. in piano performance from NYU Steinhardt as a recipient of the Phillip J. Zlatchin Memorial Scholarship.

Yoojung Kim, a Steinway Artist, is currently a member of the Artist Faculty in Piano Studies at NYU Steinhardt. 


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