Yerin Kim, piano
Praised by the Calgary Herald as "...lively, ebullient, and spikily accentuated performance...", pianist Yerin Kim is an avid chamber musician and recitalist. She has given concerts in various festivals and recitals in major venues internationally, including The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York, Place Flagey in Brussels and the Rolston Hall at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. Her performances have been broadcast by the Klara Continuo radio station in Belgium, the NPR program Performance Today, and the PBC broadcasting station in Seoul, Korea.
Yerin is equally passionate in teaching as well as providing music for people with special needs. She is currently teaching undergraduate students at Stony Brook University as a Teaching Assistant to Gilbert Kalish and the piano department as well as teaching chamber music at the Pre-college program. She previously held faculty teaching position at the Pre-college and the Piano Department of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Bloomington where she lectured and coached the pedagogy course for undergraduates. Using her background in Psychology, Mrs. Kim teaches and performs for individuals with Autism and founded and directs a Music and Autism Concert Series in Stony Brook University in New York. She has been teaching wonderfully gifted students with autism and strongly believes in the essential connection between music education and special education. Yerin has holds degrees in Piano and Psychology from Oberlin conservatory and college, Indiana University, and is currently a candidate for Doctor of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University. Her mentors and teachers include Hans Boepple, Seunghae Choi, Haewon Song, Arnaldo Cohen, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Gilbert Kalish.