Hailed as “a musician with great poetic phrasing and poised lyrical nature”-The Columbian, 22-year-old pianist Eloise Kim received her Bachelor of Music at The Colburn Conservatory of Music under Mr. Ory Shihor's instruction. Kim has competed successfully in many prestigious competitions. This includes grand-prize winner of the Pinault International Piano Competition-which allowed her to perform at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall only at the age of 11, semi-finalist of the Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition, and the youngest finalist of the New York International Piano Competition. Kim has won top prizes in the Lennox, Kingsville, WPPC (dedicated to Leon Fleisher), and Jefferson Young Artists International piano competitions. And as chamber musician, she was also a finalist of the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in the Kim-Garbot Duo which engaged them performances at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.
Kim has recently been named the prestigious 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Scholar which enables her to receive a scholarship of up to $50,000 per year for her graduate studies. She has also been a featured scholarship recipient of the prestigious Chopin National Foundation of the US and Chamber Music Northwest Young Artist Fellows. Other recognitions include Beaux Arts Society Award in honor of her talents and achievements, and the “Outstanding Achievements in the Performing Arts Student Award” from the Beaverton City mayor.
In summers of 2002 and 2003, Kim was the youngest pianist selected to perform at the Wheeler Opera House at the Aspen Music Festival where she has studied extensively at in years 2002, 2003, 2008, and 2011. Kim has been a featured performer in numerous places including the Portland-Seattle Pacific Northwest Korean-American Youth Concert and the Wonder Kids Musical Prodigies Program at the Historic Elsinore Theatre. Kim has performed solo and chamber works throughout Oregon, Colorado, New York, California, and Canada. She has studied at Aspen Music Festival, Orford Arts Centre, Banff Centre, and "Art of the Piano" Festival, with renowned artists including Jean-David Coen, John O’Conor, Lee Kum Sing, Marc Durand, Jacques Rouvier, Robert McDonald, Awadagin Pratt, Yoshikazu Nagai, and Gabriel Kwok.
Kim has been a featured soloist with the Vancouver Symphony (USA), Columbia Symphony, Jefferson Symphony in Colorado, and the Valley Catholic High School Orchestra. She has worked extensively and performed chamber music with great artists including Gabriel le Magadure-violinist of the Ebene Quartet, and has also performed in selected concert series including Colburn Contemporary Ensemble concerts in Los Angeles, and The Best of Colburn winter concert series in Three Rivers, California.