Praised as a “musician with great poetic phrasing and poised lyrical nature” (The Columbian article), Eloise Kim is a 25-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 featured 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), Columbia Symphony, and Jefferson Symphony in Colorado, Beaverton Symphony, and the Valley Catholic High School Orchestra.
An active chamber musician, Eloise Kim has performed and worked with Ebene Quartet, Arnold Steinhardt, Menahem Pressler, and John Adams. Kim also recently organized concerts in the 2015-2016 season at the Sierra Madre Playhouse in Sierra Madre, California in which her Amoris Trio gave their debut featuring a unique programming of classical works, jazz genres, and film music.
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. Recently in 2014, Kim received 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 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 collaborative artist, 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”.
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.
Eloise Kim is now pursuing her Doctoral of Music Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music with Daniel Pollack.