Praised 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. 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.
Eloise 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 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. She was 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.
She 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.
Kim performs solo recitals and chamber music concerts extensively throughout Oregon, Colorado, New York, California, and Canada. She has been a featured soloist at the Colburn Contemporary Ensemble concerts in Los Angeles and The Best of Colburn winter concert series in Three Rivers, California. Kim has performed at the Aspen Music Festival Wheeler Opera House, Portland-Seattle Pacific Northwest Korean-American Youth Concert, the Wonder Kids Musical Prodigies Program at the Historic Elsinore Theatre, and recently featured solo recitals as part of the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation Young Artist Series season around New York City. An active chamber musician, Kim has performed and worked with Ebene Quartet, Arnold Steinhardt, Menahem Pressler, and John Adams. Kim was also 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, studying with renowned instructors Jean-David Coen, John O’Conor, Lee Kum Sing, Marc Durand, Jacques Rouvier, Robert McDonald, Awadagin Pratt, Yoshikazu Nagai, and Gabriel Kwok.
Eloise Kim has been a faculty at the South Pasadena Music Program, Colburn Teaching Fellow, and also teaches privately around Los Angeles and New York City.