Nicole Kim in Concert
Dr. Nicole Kim began her musical study at age four in her native country, South Korea. At age twelve, she appeared on stage as a soloist for the Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra playing a Mozart piano concerto. At that time she was the youngest performer ever to appear on their regular seasonal program. After receiving her Bachelors degree from Seoul National University in Korea she moved to the United States.
At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music she studied with the renowned professor, Mr. Mac McCray. Under his guidance, she completed her Masters degree.
The following year she relocated to the University of Southern California to study with the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition award winner, Mr. Daniel Pollack. She became the award winner of the Joanna Hodge International Piano Competition. She graduated from USC with the Doctor of Musical Art degree.
It was also during this period that she studied with Mr. Eduardo Delgado, the internationally acclaimed Brazilian-born pianist for Romantic music. She also studied with the great piano teacher, Mr. Robert Turner, who gave her a deep understanding of the Classical period. Additionally, she worked with Ms. Nancy Bricard, Fullbright scholarship recipient and professor emeritus from USC, specializing in French music.
With these great teachers, she learned to be authentic and authoritative with each different musical style and composition. In addition to that, her love for Baroque music led her to study harpsichord for years with the late Mr. Malcolm Hamilton.
For the next few years she was busy teaching and performing around California as well as in her native Korea. While being a faculty member of Cerritos College in Norwalk, California, she was actively involved in numerous performances and quoted as one of the best musicians in Southern California by an Orange County newspaper. Her performance with Cypress City orchestra on the City Hall Green was featured on media. In 1998 she was invited to perform at the City Hall Auditorium as an Artist of the Year for the city of Bellflower, California.
Dr. Kim has a deep understanding of different styles of compositions and has been a faithful interpreter of those styles. Currently, she is an affiliated faculty member at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington. She also is a performing member of the Ladies Musical Club (LMC), the oldest female pianists organization in the Pacific Northwest .
Daniels Recital Hall
5th Ave and Marion Street
Seattle, WA 98104
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