Baekyu Kim, pianist, has impressed audiences worldwide with his unique artistry, a blend of commanding technique and gentle musicality. Praised by the Journal News for his “soulful expression,” he has been invited to perform in chamber recitals and at numerous festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. In 2002 Dr. Kim received the designated honor of “Young Artist” for solo piano from the Korean Music Journal, and in 2008 he won the Honors Competition at Boston University.
After winning the “Special Presentation Award” from the Artists International Competition, also in 2008, he made his successful Carnegie Hall debut in 2009, performing a program that included the world premiere of “Lutine” by American composer Richard Cornell. In addition to Weill Recital Hall, he has also performed at Salle Cortot in Paris, Lille, and Strasburg in France, Freiburg and karlsruhe in Germany, the Sejong Art Center and YoungSan Art Center in Seoul, Kangwon University and the Mozart Hall in Korea.
Currently based in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Kim has performed at numerous venues along the American East Coast, including at local concert series in Boston such as the Kleshinsky, Park Avenue Congregational Church, St. Johns Bowdoin St. and Jamaica Plain, as well as performances at the Tanglewood Music Center, Southern New Hampshire University, the Purchase Piano Festival, and in the Dancer in Mocomoco project in New York City.
A dedicated teacher, Dr. Kim is on the piano faculty of both the Dedham School of Music and the Creative Arts School, and in the summers, he teaches at the Youth and Muse International Music Festival in Boston. Dr. Kim earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Chung-ang University, and continued his studies in France at the Ecole Normal de Musique de Paris, where he studied with Micael Wladkowski. He later earned the diploma, diploma superieur and the perfectionnement diploma from the Conservatoire National de Versailles, studying with Edda Erlendsdottir. Relocating to the United States, Dr. Kim earned his Master’s Degree at SUNY Purchase, studying with Stephanie Brown, and later his Doctoral Degree at Boston University, where he studied with the late Maria Clodes and Gila Goldstein.