Master of Music, Hartt School, University of Hartford
Performer’s certificate, University of Connecticut
Bachelor of Music degree, Seoul National University
Soyeon Kim, pianist, has enjoyed her musical career with numerous appearances in recital and chamber music as a soloist and collaborative artist. Most recently, as a winner of the Miami String Quartet Competition, Ms. Kim had the honor of performing with the Miami String Quartet. As a winner of the Chamber Music competition, she also performed at the Chamber Music Honor Concert at the University of Hartford.
Soyeon has been a prize-winner in several competitions including the HanKook Newspaper Music Competition, the Little Angels Music Competition, the Music Journal Competition, the Yookyoung Music Competition, and the Korean Music Association Competition. She has had solo recitals in a variety of venues: the Jane Allen Recital Hall in St.Louis, MO, the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts in McKendree University, the Concert Series of First Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville, IL, the Friday Concert Series of Youngsan Grace Hall in Seoul, South Korea, the Shepley Concert of Christ Church Cathedral in St.Louis, MO, the Guest Artist Recital Series in Ohio University, and the Concert Series of Principia College.
She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University, her Performer’s certificate from the University of Connecticut, and her Master of Music degree from the Hartt School in the University of Hartford. She was a faculty and staff accompanist at McKendree University, Midwest University, and Community Music School of Webster University. She was also an adjunct faculty of the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul.
Soyeon is currently on the piano faculty at the Hartt School, and Westminster School where she is a Piano Instructor of the Performing Arts Program. She resides in Farmington, CT with her family.
“Music is for everyone and students can learn at any age.” This philosophy is what motivates me to teach. As a music educator, I want to provide a safe, positive and welcoming environment for my students to learn. As learning music requires discipline and the ability to focus on developing technique, I will always encourage my students in these aspects to build their confidence for better practice and performance. At the same time, I want to help my students also find their own character and language through music, by guiding them to find the “joy of music” in their lives.