Praised by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, pianist Jae Young Kim has garnered numerous prizes. His major awards include Grand Prize at the 3rd East Coast International Competition in November 2016, Piano Winner of the 2015 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition, fifth prize at the 14th Oberlin (Cooper) International Piano Competition, winner of MTNA New York State Piano Competition, second prize at The American Prize, third prize at Ewha & Kyunghyang Music Competition, and first prize & special prize at the Teenager Piano Competition.
Mr. Kim has made appearances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the Sarasota Opera House, Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West, University of Music and Theatre Leipzig, Yamaha Hall, and Kumho Art Hall. He participated in the 2014 Music Academy of the West and the 2016 Sarasota Music Festival, and has performed masterclasses with Arie Vardi, Robert Levin, Robert McDonald, Stephen Hough, Jeremy Denk, Jerome Lowenthal, Julian Martin, and Stanislav Ioudenitch. He recently received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School in May 2017 under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal, and is planning to continue his Master of Music degree at Juilliard from September 2017.