Pianist Soo-Young Kim has performed in a number of recitals in New York, Boston, Chicago, Michigan, and Seoul. Her repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary music. As a collaborative and chamber pianist, Soo-Young Kim has been working as a studio accompanist and an orchestral pianist at the Michigan State University. Currently, she is the principal pianist of Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and regularly performs chamber music with Civic musicians throughout Chicago.
Originally from South Korea, Soo-Young Kim studied with Keumhee Youn at the Ewha Womans University (B.M. in Piano Performance), before pursuing graduate studies at the New England Conservatory under Alexander Korsantia (M.M and G.D in Piano Performance) and received a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Michigan State University under Panayis Lyras. Her dissertation focused on Toru Takemitsu’s piano music. Currently, she studies with Mary Sauer, the principal pianist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Soo-Young Kim has participated in masterclasses with prominent pianists including Vladimir Feltsman, Pitor Anderszewski, and Mary Sauer.