Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ms. Kim made her orchestral debut with the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra as age 12, under maestro Eleazar de Carvalho. She was the winner of many local and national competitions in her native country and also the winner of many competitions in the United States, including the Great Neck Symphony Competition which featured her in the “Young Artist’s Showcase”—a McGraw-Hill presentation on WQXR (NY Times Radio Station) , the Artists International Audition and the II South America Competition.
She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School and was the recipient of the four year “Potter Fund Trust Scholarship”. She has attended the doctoral program at Columbia University, majoring in Music Education.
Ms. Kim has performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Huntington Chamber Orchestra, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony, in New York, Prime Philharmonic, Rumania Transylvania Chamber Orchestra , Cheju Philarmonic and Moldova National Orchestra. She has given solo recitals, including the complete Mozart Sonatas and chamber music concerts in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and throughout South America, Europe and Korea.
She has been a teaching assistant at the International Festival sponsored by the Seoul Arts Center and has taught and performed at other Festivals such as the Seoul Music & Arts Festival, Juilliard Music Camp in Muju, Korea, Yewon International Camp and in Salzburg, Austria.
She has taught at Kookmin University, Kyung-Hee , Sookmyung and Mokwon University and is currently teaching at Yae-won , Seoul and Sun-Hwa Arts High School and is on the faculty of Myungji College in Seoul, Korea.