Mia HyeYeon Kim

Faculty member Mia HyeYeon Kim

Instructor in the M.A. Music program

B.M. (Piano Performance), Yonsei University, South Korea; M.M. (Piano Performance), New England Conservatory; A.D. (Piano Performance), University of Cincinnati - Conservatory of Music.

Pianist Mia HyeYeon Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and began her piano studies at age seven. Her accomplishments include prizes competitions including the Frances Walton Competition founded by Ladies Musical club of Seattle, the Metropolitan International Piano Competition, Texas International Piano Competition, Memphis International Piano Competition, Universal Music Competition, and Seoul Philharmonic Competition. Recently, she won the concerto competition at University of Washington, and performed Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 with UW Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Rahbee. She has performed as a soloist at venues such as Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall in New York, Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory in Boston, Cypress Hall at California State University Northridge, Youngsan Art Hall in Seoul, and the Palazzo del Vignola with the Napolinova Orchestra in Todi, Italy. She also presented at masterclasses for legendary pianists including Richard Goode, John Perry, Julian Martin, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Enrio Elisi, and Gary Graffman.

As an active chamber musician, she performed extensively both with vocalists and instrumentalists. She won the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Chamber Music Competition as a piano trio member. She was the collaborative pianist for the University of Cincinnati Men’s Chorus and Cabaret Singers. Recently, she performed as a collaborative pianist for Lowbrow Opera Collective's highly successful production of Dana Kaufman’s opera, the Diary of a Madman for a solo piano version.

Ms. Kim is also an experienced teacher and performer within her community. She maintains a private teaching studio, and has also done many volunteer performances.

Kim is currently pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of Washington under the guidance of Craig Sheppard. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Yonsei University in South Korea, followed by a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory under Victor Rosenbaum, then the Artist Diploma on full scholarship at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music under Soyeon Kate Lee.

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