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“a scintillating performance… Pianist Grace Kim was brilliant.” The Press
Australian pianist Grace Kim is a Winston Churchill Fellow who is currently active as a soloist, chamber musician, creative director, and educator.
As a concerto soloist, Grace has performed with the major symphony orchestras of Australasia, Belgium, Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine, and won prizes in numerous national and international competitions. Grace was the National Keyboard Winner of the 2000 Symphony Australia Young Performers Award, also receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust.
After graduating from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Grace obtained her Master of Music at Melbourne University and further postgraduate studies in Rotterdam Conservatorium (Cum Laude) and was the Inaugural Fellow of Australian National Academy of Music.
Grace has performed in important concert venues such as Het Concertgebouw, De Doelen, La Salle Philharmonique de Liège, Forbidden City Hall (Beijing), as well as the Government House, Parliament House, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Many of her performances have been broadcast on radio and television in Europe and Australasia.
In 2006, she performed before Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands and the Australian Governor General, in celebration of the 400 year anniversary of Dutch-Australian contact.
Passionate about chamber music, Grace regularly works with distinguished artists from all over the world. Grace was the 2007/08 Artistic Director of the Summer Concert Series in the celebrated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Returning after living and working in the Netherlands for 8 years, Grace is now based in Sydney, Australia.
Since returning, her engagements include performing as a soloist with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (New Zealand), recitals on ABC Classics Sunday Live (Sydney), ScotchArts series (Melbourne), Sydney Chamber Music Festival, as well as adjudicating in national piano competitions.
In 2013/14, Grace was the Artistic Director of the Rivendell Recital Series, and Opera Night at Rivendell.
A mother of 2 young children, Grace has always been an advocate of music education. She founded Sensory Concerts to provide quality classical music concerts for children with sensory needs.
Grace currently teaches in the Rising Stars Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and is the Founding Artistic Director of Mountain Concerts and Blue Mountains Opera Festival, and president of Your Music Inc.