Hailed as “the most charming,” “vivid, observant” artist (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), Quentin Kim has performed extensively in North America, England, Germany and Korea.
He has appeared in many venues worldwide including Alice Tully Hall in New York, Bishopsgate Hall in London, the Harold Washington Library in Chicago and at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations.
Mr. Kim has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Elgin Symphony, the Kankakee Valley Symphony, the Michigan Chamber Symphony, the Michigan State University Symphony and the Michigan State University Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a frequent guest artist for concerts series at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the 19th Century Club in Chicago and MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA.
Mr. Kim has been the winner of a number of national and international competitions, among them the prestigious Joong Ang Music Concours of Korea (2004), the Grace Welsh International Prize for Piano (1999), the Kalamazoo Bach Young Artists’ Competition (1999) and the Five Towns Music and Arts Competition (1999). He was also a Concert Artists Guild 2005 International Competition finalist.
Mr. Kim attended the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA, Internationale Konzertarbeitswochen Goslar (Germany), Pianofest (the Hamptons, NY), Prague International Piano Masterclasses, Saltzburg Summer Academy (Austria), and Shandelee Music Festival. His performances have been heard on WCLV and WJFF.
Quentin Kim’s teachers have included Claude Frank, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Jerome Lowenthal, Yong Hi Moon, Soo-Jung Shin and Arie Vardi. He was awarded an Artist Diploma from Yale University. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School. Mr. Kim returned to The Juilliard School as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow in September 2005.