Chae-Um Kim

Pianist and opera coach, Chae-Um Kim is originally from South Korea and now she is a resident of Paris. In 2020, she won Third Prize at the 14th International Piano Competition of Orléans (France) where she performed Agata Zubel’s Chamber Concerto, accompanied by the Ensemble InterContemporain.

Chae-Um Kim studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, in the school of the great composer Wolfgang Rihm. She continued her studies for three years at the Imola International Academy Foundation ‘Incontri con il Maestro’ in Italy, under Enrico Pace and Boris Petrushansky, and subsequently at the Conservatoire de Paris, under Claire-Marie Le Guay and Michel Dalberto.

Whether at the Messiaen Festival in Pays de la Meije, the Traiettorie Festival in Parma, the Saint-Paul-de-Vence Festival, the Musicales de Quiberon, as a soloist or in chamber music, under the baton of Bruno Mantovani or Matthias Pintscher, Chae-Um Kim is recognised for the clarity, finesse and depth of her performances in a wide-ranging repertoire, from classical to the 21st century.

Currently, Chae-Um Kim is completing her Ph.D. studies at the Conservatoire de Paris and Sorbonne University. She also conducts masterclasses on chamber music and accompaniment, and regularly performs concerts across Europe.