DM, Northwestern University
BM, MM University of Music (Luebeck, Germany)
Born and raised in Germany, Korean pianist Yumy Lee Kim made her debut with the Hamburger Sinfonietta at the age of 15 at LaeiszhalleHamburg. After winning the Steinway Competition, German Teachers Association and several other competitions, she appeared at various German TV and radio stations (Radio Hamburg, NDR). At the age of 16, she was accepted at the prestigious preparatory division of the University of Music Luebeck, where she continued her musical studies. After receiving her diplomas in piano performance as well as in piano education and her performance certificate, she finished her studies at Northwestern University with a Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance as a scholarship recipient of the Dorothy L. Pound Award. She has participated in master classes with Karl-Heinz Kaemmerling, Pavel Gililov, Andrei Jaszinski, Lambert Orkis and Yonghi Moon. Her teachers include Sylvia Wang, Konstanze Eickhorst and James Tocco.
Dr. Kim performed as a soloist with the Hamburger Sinfonietta, Hildesheim Philharmonie and Ahrensburg Orchestra and performed in Germany, Spain, Hungary, Swiss, Denmark, South Korea and the U.S. Being a devoted educator as well, she currently serves as faculty member at DePaul University (CMD), the Music Institute of Chicago, and adjudicates at local piano competitions.