Award-winning pianist Da-Hee Kim performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Korea, and the US. In recent seasons, she has appeared in the Festival de Fernand de la Tombelle at Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, in the Festival de Musique d’Uzerche, and at Musée en musique of Museum of Grenoble. She also recorded a debut CD with her brother, violinist, of the Richard Strauss Sonata with Lyrinx label on the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Kim has played as a recitalist at Kumho Prodigy Concert, Young Artist Concert at Seoul Art Centre (recital hall), Festival Chopin à Paris, Festival du Pays du Matin calme à Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Congrès des Sociétés Chopin à Vienne, Festival Ars Terra, Soirée Musicale de Vénéjan, Festival Villeveyrac, and Pause Piano de Jeune Talents. She has appeared as a soloist with Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Varna National Orchestra, Russian Philharmonic Orhcestra, and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a great accompanist, she has collaborated with Thomas Leleu, Magali Mosnier, Sung-Won Yang, Tatsuki Narita, and Valérie Aimard in a diverse repertoire. As a chamber musician, she founded Duo Ainos (in hebrew: Praise) with her brother Da-Min Kim, concertmaster of Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra. Duo Ainos performed in the Festival Appassionata, l’Heure Musicale d’Alain Marinaro, Hôtel de Soubise, 2ème Rencontres Franco-Coréennes d’Art et de Culture in the Ferme de Villefavard, Musicales de Bagetelle, Arsenal de Metz, Opéra National de Lyon, Opera de Marseille, and Salle Cortot. They are the recipients of Banque Populaire Foundation scholarship and won 2nd place at the prestigious International Chamber Music Competition of Lyon.
She had the opportunity to work in master classes with Arie Vardi, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Jean-Philippe Collard, Idil Biret, Jerome Rose, and Aldo Ciccolini who appraised her as an “artist” on her performance of Chopin’s Fantaisie. She won prizes in more than 10 national and international competitions such as Albert Roussel International Junior Piano Competition of Sofia, Pianoopen International Competition of Mérignac, Claude Bonneton International Piano Competition of Sète, and Valletta International Piano Competition.
Kim earned her BM in piano and MM in musical writing at Paris Conservatoire, where she was a recipient of the 8th Daniel Magne Prize and Meisterklassendiplom (a post-graduate diploma) at University of Performing Arts Munich in Elisso Virsaladze’s studio. Kim has worked as an accompanist of the conducting class at F. Chopin Conservatoire in Paris.
Awarded a full-time teaching assistantship, Kim is currently a DMA candidate at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky.