Grace Kim

Grace Kim

Piano

Grace Kim is a concert pianist, artistic director and music educator

About Grace:

Grace Kim is a Sydney-based concert pianist, music educator and creative director with close connections with the neurodivergent community. From performances, academic research, to piano teaching, Grace’s diverse roles all reflect her main goal: to bring music of the highest quality into the lives of people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

As a concerto soloist, Grace has performed with symphony orchestras of Australasia, Belgium, Russia, and Ukraine in  some of the most prestigious venues. Among her numerous international and national prizes, the former child prodigy was a prizewinner of Bellini International Piano Competition (Italy), Citta di Marsala International Piano Competition, and 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, she gained two Master of Music degrees at Melbourne University and Rotterdam Conservatorium (Cum Laude) and was the 2002 Inaugural Fellow of the Australian National Academy of Music.

Many of her performances have been broadcast on radio and television. In 2006 she performed before Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands and Australian Governor General Major General Michael Jeffery at 400th anniversary celebrations of Dutch-Australian contact.

In 2012, Grace performed before 200 international diplomats and ambassadors in Canberra, as well as in Parliament House for University of Melbourne 150-year celebration. She has also performed several times at the NSW Government House including at the Winston Churchill Fellowship’s 50th Anniversary National Convention before dignitaries.

Grace’s passion for chamber music has seen her regularly work with eminent artists, and in 2007/08 she was the Artistic Director of the Summer Concert Series in the celebrated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Returning after living and working in the Netherlands for eight years, Grace is now based in Sydney.

A mother of two children, Grace is an advocate for quality music education. Shefounded Sensory Concerts® to provide quality classical music concerts for neurodivergent individuals and families. In 2018, Grace also made her debut as an author, with “Noah’s Story”; written together with her son, about life with autism. “Noah’s Story” is available globally online.

“I like to encourage my students to be curious, brave, and resilient. The best
thing for a performer is to learn by doing.” ~ Grace Kim

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