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Kai Pangune Kim, Pianist
Soloist/Chamber Musician/Educator/Event Planner
34 Ironwood Drive, Danbury CT 06811
- Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music, May 1981.
- Bachelor of Music, Manhattan School of Music, May 1979.
- Gifted Student, Gothenburg Conservatory, Sweden, 1967.
TEACHING AND COACHING EXPERIENCE
- 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
COMPETITIONS & AWARDS
- YMYWHA of Northern NJ Competition, 1981.
- Manhattan School Concerto Competition, 1977.
- Bergen Philharmonic Youth Competition, 1970.
- 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
- 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
- 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
OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE
- 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
- Organist and Choir Director Bergen Korean Presbyterian Church Paramus, NJ 1979–1986