HyeYeon Kim is a doctoral student 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 in Boston under Victor Rosenbaum, then the Artist Diploma on full scholarship at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
under Soyeon Kate Lee.
Her accomplishments include prizes in competitions including the Metropolitan International Piano Competition, Frances Walton Competition, Texas International Piano Competition, Memphis International Piano Competition, Universal Music Competition, and Seoul Philharmonic Competition. 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, Boris Slutsky, Enrico Elisi, and Gary Graffman.
As an avid chamber musician, she performed extensively both with
instrumentalists and vocalists. 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. She was recently appointed a Director of the Creative Keyboards Piano Camp at the Music Works Northwest in Bellevue this summer. As a community service, she has done volunteer performances at venues such as University House Wallingford and she will be doing an additional volunteer performance at Empress Senior Living in downtown
Outside her musical activities, she loves coffee, movie, climbing, and yoga.
In the summer, she will be in the Yoga Teacher Training program to become a
professional yoga instructor. She is thrilled to learn how she might incorporate yoga into her musical career.