An internationally acclaimed pianist, educator and ambassador for the arts, Michelle Kim has performed in concert halls throughout the US, Europe and Asia including performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Caramoor, New Jersey Performing Art Center, Sejong Cultural Center, Hong Kong Cultural Center, LACMA and Chicago Cultural Center, among others.

She has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras across the world including the New Jersey Symphony, the Brevard Music Festival Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Xiamen Philharmonic, the Bergen Philharmonic, Bangor Symphony, Ridgefield Symphony, Reading Symphony Brooklyn Symphony, the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Catania, and many others. Her performances have been televised in the US, Europe and South Korea and broadcast on radio stations throughout the US and abroad.


An advocate for young artists and disadvantaged youth, Michelle is motivated by a profound belief in music's power to transform lives. In 2009, she founded Hong Kong Generation Next Arts (HKGNA), a Hong Kong Charity dedicated to nurturing artistic excellence and personal success in young artists and changing lives through music. In 2011, she was awarded ‘a Hong Kong & Shenzhen Lifestyle Award’ by the Southern Metropolis Daily for being an ambassador for culture and performing arts and promoting youth development in Hong Kong. Featured as one of the “Inspiring Women of Hong Kong” in the October 2013 Anniversary Issue of Marie Claire, she has performed numerous concerts to raise money for Hong Kong Charities including performances with violinist Lu Siqing at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and “Concert of Power” with renowned evangelist and motivational speaker, Nick Vujicic. Michelle was invited to speak at TEDxWanchai and shared a talk “Finding the True Gift of Music.” She was also invited by Humanitarian Affairs, UK, in partnership with the Hong Kong Government to speak at the 6th University Scholars Leadership Symposium, which was attended by over 700 student leaders representing 69 different countries.


Born in Seoul Korea, Ms. Kim began her musical training at age four. At age ten, she gave her orchestral debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. She went on to graduate from The Juilliard School earning both a Bachelors and Masters of Music. She was also the recipient of the prestigious Arthur Rubinstein Award and garnered top prizes in numerous international competitions. Ms. Kim makes her home in New York and Hong Kong with her husband Thomas and son Max.

repertoire & music

Concerto Repertoire

  • Bach Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
  • Beethoven Concerto No. 1 in C Major, op. 15
  • Beethoven Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, op. 19
  • Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37
  • Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in G Major, op. 58
  • Beethoven Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, op. 73, “Emperor”
  • Beethoven Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, op. 56
  • Beethoven - Choral Fantasy
  • Brahms Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, op. 83
  • Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, op. 11
  • Gottschalk's Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 67
  • Grieg Concerto in A minor, op. 16
  • Haydn Concerto in G Major, Hob. XVIII: No. 4
  • Liszt Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major
  • Liszt Concerto No. 2 in A Major
  • Liszt Hungarian Fantasy
  • Mendelssohn Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 25
  • Mendelssohn Concerto for Piano & Violin in D minor
  • Mozart Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K414
  • Mozart Concerto No. 17 in G Major, KV 453
  • Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D minor, KV 466
  • Mozart Concerto No. 23 in A Major, KV 488
  • Prokofiev Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Major, op. 10
  • Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26
  • Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1 in F-Sharp minor, op. 1
  • Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18
  • Saint-Saens Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op.22
  • Saint-Saens Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op.44
  • Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals
  • Tchaikovsky Concerto No.1 in B-Flat minor, op. 23
  • Xian Xinghai/Yin Chengzong Yellow River Concerto

CD - dedication

  • Robert Schumann-Franz List
    1-Widmung “Dedication” PLAY
    Franz Schbert-Franz Liszt
    2-Der Muller und der Bach
    3-Auf dem Wasser zu sigen
    Franz Liszt
    4- Rhapsodie espagnole
    Johann Sebastian Bach
    5-Toccata in e minor, BWV 914
    Sergei Prokofiev
    Sonata No.6, Op.82
    6-I. Allegro Moderato
    7-II. Allegretto
    8-III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo
    9-IV. Vivace PLAY
    Live Recordings
    Domenico Scarlatti
    Sonata in f minor, K466 PLAY
    Franz Schubert
    Impromptus, Op. 90,
    No. 3 in G Flat Major PLAY


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