Kai Pangune Kim is a distinguished soloist, chamber musician, and educator. Her solo engagements include the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Sweden, the Wayne Symphony Orchestra, the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Symphony Orchestra of New York, and recently, the Garden State Symphony Orchestra. She has given countless solo recitals in halls such as the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall at Lincoln Center, Texas A&M University, Seton Hall University, West Side Presbyterian Church Patron Series, Ridgewood, NJ, Richter Arts, Steinway Piano Gallery, Watchung Arts Center, Phone Classic Hall, Seoul Korea, and various venues in Gothenburg Sweden.
Ms. Kim is co-founder of the Cosmos Piano Duo, the Ironwood Piano Trio, the Encore Piano Trio with whom she created a CD works of Beethoven Piano Trio No. 3 and Mendelssohn’s D minor Piano Trio.
She has coached chamber music at Drew University and Hartwick Music Festival.
Currently, she owns Kai’s Piano Studio in Glen Rock, NJ and in Danbury, CT.
She serves as a member for the competition committee of Music Educator’s Association of NJ, and she is the Performance Arts Director of the Richter Association for the Arts in Danbury, CT.
She attended Gothenburg Sweden Conservatory as a gifted student at age 12. After her family moved to the U.S. she received her Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music under Artur Balsam winning the School Concerto Competition and YM-YWHA of Northern NJ Competition.
She continued her studies privately with Seymour Lipkin and worked towards a Doctorate in Music Education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University.