Korean pianist Jiin Kim performs with strong technical control as well as a refined sense of emotional expressivity. Jiin has won many awards, including first prize at the Harrison Winter Piano Competition, William Knabe International Competition, and Korea Young Artist Competition. She has also won top prizes at the Yale Gordon Competition, Hong Kong-Asia Open Competition, Nanpa Competition, and Korea Herald Piano Competition.
As a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, Jiin has performed in Korea, the Netharlands, Germany, Portugal, and the U.S. in venues such as Weill Recital Hall, Muiderslot, Musikhochschule Trossingen, and Uijeongbu Arts Center.
With a demonstrated interest in new music, she has appeared in the New Music Series Studio 2021 concerts in Ilsin Hall and the Museum of Art in Seoul. She has also premiered new compositions at the Seoul International New Music Conference and at the Joongang Music Concours.
Jiin has participated Sarasota Music Festival, Festival Musicalp, the International Holland Music Session, and the Obidos International Piano Festival. She has also played in masterclasses with many renowned pianists and pedagogues, including Christopher Elton, Pascal Roge, Boris Berman, Robert Levin, Richard Goode, Mikhail Voskresensky, Oxana Yablonskaya, Oliver Kern, Phillip Kawin and Rebecca Penneys, among others.
Jiin started playing piano at the age of three, and quickly discovered a passion for sharing musical stories with audiences. She graduated summa cum laude from Seoul National University where she studied with Ick Choo Moon and was awarded both a Piano Excellence Scholarship and the Academic Eminence Scholarship. Jiin has earned the Master of Music degree Peabody Conservatory, where she is currently a doctoral candidate on full scholarship.