At the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York in November 2017, pianist Do-Hyun Kim was selected as the winner of the Korean Concert Society Prize. He will perform a KCS-sponsored recital in Washington, DC in 2018.
Do-Hyun Kim, 22, is a graduated pianist at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he has gained his Bachelor’s degree under the tutelage of Sergei Babayan. In 2013, he transferred from Seoul National University in order to seek greater depth in his dream profession.
His past teachers are Hae-Sun Paik, Jeong-Eun Byun, and Hee-Sung Joo. He started studying the piano at the age of 6, and later decided to pursue a career in music at the age of 14. He attended the Seoul Arts High School for 3 years, where he could develop his musical background along with academic excellence. He has won numerous awards in Korea, including the Korean National Chopin iano Competition, Samick Piano Competition, Kukmin Daily Piano Competition among others. In the spring of 2014, he performed with the CIM Orchestra as a winner of the CIM Concerto Competition in fall 2013. During the college years in CIM, he has been nominated to perform on various stages, such as featured masterclasses, the Great Hungarian Composer Concert, and several times in the Pianofest. He was a fellow of the 2014 Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he was nominated to perform in a masterclass. Also, he has performed many concerts in the Pianofest in the Hamptons 2014. In fall 2017, he will start his new music diploma as Master’s Degree at the Juilliard School, under the instruction of Sergei Babayan.