Described by critics as a pianist who “handles technical difficulties effortlessly” (Daily Breeze), pianist Dr. Jung-Yeon Yim is the First Prize winner of the 2021 Delia Steinberg International Piano Competition and the national winner of the 2016 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Piano Competition. She was also the winner of the 2020 KNS awards, and her debut album, from Vienna, was released in June of 2021 as a reward.
A versatile collaborator, Yim has performed with highly-esteemed musicians in chamber series including Manchester Music Festival, Vianden Music Festival, and the Colburn Chamber Music Society. She has also performed with the Colburn Orchestra and Torrance Symphony.
Yim studied under John Perry at Colburn Conservatory, under Dr. Daniel Shapiro at Cleveland Institute of Music, and under Bradford Gowen at the University of Maryland where she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree. She has also participated in masterclasses with Richard Goode, Leon Fleisher, Robert Levin, and Menahem Pressler.
Alongside her performing career, Yim served as piano faculty at the University of Maryland. Currently, on faculty at the Levine School in Washington, D.C., Yim joined the piano division at the Peabody Preparatory in the fall of 2022.