Praised as a “musician with great poetic phrasing and poised lyrical nature” (Washington Post's The Columbian), Eloise Kim is a 27-year old Korean-American concert pianist. Ms. Kim performs solo recitals and chamber music concerts extensively throughout the United States and Canada. She has regularly been a featured artist at the Colburn Contemporary Ensemble concerts in Los Angeles, The Best of Colburn winter concert series in Three Rivers, California, and the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation Young Artist Series around New York City. Ms. Kim has soloed concerti with the Vancouver Symphony (USA), Jefferson Symphony in Colorado, and the Columbia and Beaverton Symphony Orchestras in Oregon.
Ms. Kim has had numerous award recognitions, including grand-prize of the Pinault International Piano Competition where she had her Carnegie Weill Recital Hall debut at age 11, semi-finalist of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and a finalist of the New York International Piano Competition. Kim won top prizes in the Lennox, Kingsville, WPPC (dedicated to Leon Fleisher), and Jefferson Young Artists International piano competitions. In 2014, Kim was a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award, one of only 20 young artists in the United States to receive this award of a total of $100,000 scholarship for her graduate studies. Eloise has also been a scholarship recipient of the Chopin National Foundation of the United States, featured young artist at Chamber Music Northwest, and a recipient of the Beaux Arts Society Award in Portland, Oregon.
As a chamber musician, Eloise Kim was one of the six finalist groups of the 2010 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition where the Kim-Garbot Duo made their first debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall and one of the winners of the 2016 Lillian-Fuchs Chamber Music Competition as a member of her Areta Trio from the Manhattan School of Music.
Eloise Kim has participated at the Aspen Music Festival, Orford Arts Centre, Banff Music Centre, and "Art of the Piano" Festival, studying with renowned instructors including Jean-David Coen, John O’Conor, Lee Kum Sing, Marc Durand, Jacques Rouvier, Robert McDonald, Awadagin Pratt, Yoshikazu Nagai, and Gabriel Kwok. She has been described from these renowned musicians as “a terrific pianist, and a very sensitive intelligent musician.” Recently, she was chosen as one of the performing artists for the 2019 Lake George Summer Music Festival season.
Eloise Kim received her Bachelor of Music at The Colburn Conservatory with Ory Shihor and her Master's at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Andre-Michel Schub. At the Manhattan School of Music, she graduated with the honorary Helen Cohn Award in recognition as an "Outstanding Pianist in Chamber Music."
As a passionate teacher and active outreach musician, Kim has taught group classes at the Adult Studies in the Colburn School program, performed in outreach school concerts in Los Angeles, and also participated in outreach programs in New York City through Connect 2 Culture and Mount Sinai Hospital. Kim has been a faculty at the South Pasadena Music Program and Colburn Teaching Fellow in Los Angeles, California and Music To Your Home in New York City. She is currently a piano faculty at CAL School of Music and Ory Shihor Piano Talent Performance Academy.
Eloise Kim is now pursuing her Doctoral of Music Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music with Daniel Pollack. Ms. Kim is currently a Teaching Assistant at the USC Thornton School of Music, instructing group piano classes at the University and private piano instruction.