Pianist Bouna Kim began studying the piano at the age of three. She has won numerous national
competitions in her native Korea and the U.S. including Kyunghyang Daily News Co. Music
Competition, Chosun Daily News Co. Music Competition, Korea Times Music Competition,
Monthly Music Magazine Competition, Yookyoung Students Competition, Seoul Youth
Chamber Music Competition, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition and the
University of Michigan Concerto Competition. In 2012 she won the First Prize at the
American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, and
presented the Winners concert successfully at the Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall.
She has performed as a soloist with Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra of Czech Republic,
Wieniawski Poland National Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Chamber
Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Chungnam Philharmonic Orchestra, Korea Soloists
Orchestra and Korea Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to her appearance with orchestras, she
also has appeared at numerous concerts as a soloist and a collaborative pianist including venues
in Ostrava (Czech Republic), Lublin (Poland), Seoul (Korea), Kyoto, Osaka (Japan) and
throughout the U.S. She has performed in master classes at several music festivals with
important pianists including Hans Leigrav, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Pavel Gililov and Lev
Naumov. Dr. Kim holds her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Michigan at
Ann Arbor, where she studied with Arthur Greene as a recipient of the Merit Award Scholarship.
She extended her study at the Manhattan School of Music, where she completed her Certificate
of Professional Studies under the tutelage of Phillip Kawin. She holds her Doctor of Musical
Arts in Piano Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
where she studied under Ian Hobson. She served as a collaborative pianist at Montclair State
University in NJ, adjunct professor at Seoul Cyber University and visiting professor at Gacheon
University, where she is currently working as an adjunct faculty.