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Kai Pangune Kim, Pianist
Soloist/Chamber Musician/Educator/Event Planner
34 Ironwood Drive, Danbury CT 06811
TEL. 201.397.5598



  • Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music, May 1981.
  • Bachelor of Music, Manhattan School of Music, May 1979.
  • Gifted Student, Gothenburg Conservatory, Sweden, 1967.



  • Kai’s Piano Studio 522 S. Broad Street, Suite 12 Glen Rock, NJ  2012- Present
  •  LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts, NYC 2009
  • Hartwick College Summer Music Festival & Institute, NY 2003 -2004
  •  Summer Music Festival, University of West Florida, FL  2002
  •  Affiliated Artist, Drew University, NJ  1996-2000
  •  Drew Summer Music Festival, NJ   1996-1999
  •  Adjunct Faculty, Bergen Community College, NJ 1990-1996



I have been teaching both young and older students for many years. My teaching objectives are to endeavor to have my students:

  • Thoroughly enjoy playing piano.
  • Look forward to their practice time.
  • Enter piano competitions in the NY metropolitan area if they so desire.
  • Understand that the discipline required to play and excel at the piano is comparable to the whole life experience.



  • Artur Balsam
  • Seymour Lipkin
  • Dr. Robert Pace




  • YMYWHA of Northern NJ Competition, 1981.
  • Manhattan School Concerto Competition, 1977.
  • Bergen Philharmonic Youth Competition, 1970.

Other Awards:

  • Kiwanis Youth Foundation Award, 1970.
  • Manhattan School of Music Scholarship, 1975-1981.




  • Mozart Concerto KV 488, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Beethoven Concerto No. 2, Wayne Symphony Orchestra, Wayne, NJ
  • Mendelssohn Concerto No. 1, Manhattan School Symphony Orchestra, New York, NY
  • Mozart Concerto KV 488, Seoul Symphony Orchestra of NY, New York

Solo Recitals:

  • Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
  • Richter Arts Center, Danbury, CT
  • Watchung Art Center, Watchung, NJ
  • George Bush Library, Texas A&M University, Texas
  • Merkin Hall, New York
  • Seton Hall University Concert Series, NJ
  • YWHA of Northern NJ
  • West Side Patron Series, Ridgewood, NJ
  • Pease Library Auditorium, Ridgewood, NJ
  • Korean Church of Texas A&M, College Station, TX

Chamber Music:

  • Cosmos Piano Duo 2012 – Present
  • Ironwood Piano Trio 2016 – Present
  • Cayenne Piano Trio 2001- 2008
  • Encore Piano Trio 1997 – 2000
  • Richter Arts Association, Danbury, CT
  • Phone Art Classics, Seoul Korea
  • Merkin Hall, NY
  • International Chamber Music Institute, Munich, Germany
  • Kneisel Hall, Blue Hill, Maine



  • Event Planner at Richter Arts Association, Danbury CT  2018 – Present
  • Music Educators Association of NJ Competition Committee Co-Chair and committee member  2004-Present
  • Pianist at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury CT  2015-2016
  • Organist Choir Director, Dong Shin Presbyterian Church Ridgewood, NJ
  • 1992-1997
  •  Organist and Choir Director Bergen Korean Presbyterian Church Paramus, NJ               1979–1986