Quoted as “a musician with great poetic phrasing and poised lyrical nature”-The Columbian, 23 year-old pianist Eloise Kim is a 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award Recipient, one of only 20 artists in the United States to receive this award of $50,000 scholarship annually for graduate studies. Previous recognitions include 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.
Kim has competed successfully in many prestigious competitions: grand-prize winner 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 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. She has also been named one of the six finalist groups of the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition where the Kim-Garbot Duo made their first debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.
Kim performs solo recitals and chamber music concerts extensively throughout Oregon, Colorado, New York, California, and Canada. She is a regular guest performer in the selected concert series at the Colburn Contemporary Ensemble concerts in Los Angeles and The Best of Colburn winter concert series in Three Rivers, California. Kim has been a featured performer at the Aspen Music Festival Wheeler Opera House, Portland-Seattle Pacific Northwest Korean-American Youth Concert, and the Wonder Kids Musical Prodigies Program at the Historic Elsinore Theatre. Upcoming concerts with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation Young Artist Series 2015-2016 season will be held around New York city. Kim is also an active chamber musician and has worked extensively under great artists including Ebene Quartet, Arnold Steinhardt, Menahem Pressler, and John Adams. Kim has also been a featured soloist with the Vancouver Symphony (USA), Columbia Symphony, Jefferson Symphony in Colorado, Beaverton Symphony, and the Valley Catholic High School Orchestra.
Kim has studied at Aspen Music Festival, Orford Arts Centre, Banff Centre, and "Art of the Piano" Festival, where she worked with renowned instructors Jean-David Coen, Ory Shihor, John O’Conor, Lee Kum Sing, Marc Durand, Jacques Rouvier, Robert McDonald, Awadagin Pratt, Yoshikazu Nagai, and Gabriel Kwok.
Eloise Kim received her Bachelor of Music at The Colburn Conservatory and now pursues her Master's of Music at the Manhattan School of Music studying with Andre-Michel Schub. Kim has been a piano faculty at the South Pasadena Music Program, Teaching fellow at The Colburn School, and currently teaches at "Music to Your Home" in New York City.