Pianist Jaesung Kim, born in South Korea, began his piano studies at the age of seven. Mr. Kim enrolled at Yonsei University, completing requirements for his bachelor of music degree in 2006 under Kyungsook Lee. He received his master of music degree from Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Antonio Pompa-baldi. Jaesung Kim received numerous prizes and awards in Korea as well including the first prize in the 40th Kankakee Symphony Orchestra competition, the 2nd prize in Chopin competition by Northwest Chopin foundation in Seattle, the College-Conservatory of Music piano concerto competition allowing him to perform with the CCM Concert Orchestra.
Mr. Kim has had an abundance of performing experience and has given many recitals as a soloist, a collaborative artist, and a chamber music artist throughout several venues in South Korea, Italy, and the United States, including Carnegie hall (Weill Recital hall), Corbett Auditorium, Kulas Hall, Mixon Hall, Robert J. Werner Hall, Watson Hall, Keumho Art center, Art’s centers in Seoul, Jeoungeup, Haman, Nonsan, Namhae, Boryeung, Kimje, Kangreung, and Changwon. He has invited and participated in numerous festivals, including Pianopalooza, Pianofest in the United States, Lucera internazionale in Italy, Piano Adademy in South Korea where he had many performances.
Mr. Kim has also performed in master classes given by great maestros, Sergei Babayan, Jerome Rose, Julian Martin and Eduadus Halim. He studied with Kyung-sook Lee, Antonio Pompa-baldi and he is currently pursuing the Doctoral of Musical Arts at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati with Awadagin Pratt.