Pianist Shinae Kim performs frequently across the United States and internationally. She commands a wide-ranging solo repertoire, placing special emphasis on masterpieces of the Austro-Germanic tradition. Spanning the Baroque to the present day, it includes both volumes of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the complete Beethoven sonatas, and the Schoenberg Piano Concerto.
Shinae Kim debuted with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra at age 11 and has appeared as soloist with the Coro Symphony in Puerto Rico, the International Chamber Orchestra in California, and the Brevard Repertory Orchestra in North Carolina. A sought-after collaborator, she has been featured on WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase with flutist Conor Nelson and has performed with ensembles at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and Merkin Hall.
Dr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory, a Master's in Music Education from New York University, and a doctorate in piano performance from Stony Brook University. She also attended the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria, where she studied Lieder intensively with some of the world’s leading experts, including Elly Ameling and Helmut Deutsch.
A passionate educator, Dr. Kim has worked as an independent consultant at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and as a teaching artist at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology. She has most recently served as an adjunct faculty member at New York University and Hebrew Union College.
In 2017, Shinae Kim founded the non-profit organization An die Musik NYC and, as its artistic director, brought the people of New York City high-quality classical music at affordable prices, presenting internationally renowned performers alongside rising talents from the NYC community. After moving to California in the summer of 2020, she is excited to be part of the California music-making community and to be collaborating with the musicians of the West Coast.