American pianist Albert Kim engages listeners across the country with energetic and unconventional readings of the solo and chamber repertory. He made his formal recital debuts in the United States and Europe as a Carnegie Hall/European Concert Hall Organization Rising Star, followed by recitals at Ravinia, Caramoor and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as pianist of the former Kim-Jacobsen-Arron Trio. He has performed and taught at the Castleman Quartet Program, Dakota Sky International Piano Festival, Neskowin Chamber Music, Reinhardt Piano Festival and Academy, Dongfang Arts School (Shanghai), Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Texas State University, University of Central Florida, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Linfield College and the San Francisco International Piano Festival. An active arranger, he frequently performs his own solo transcription of Ravel’s La Valse and directed the world premiere of his chamber instrumental score of Richard Strauss’s Salome in 2014.
Dr. Kim holds degrees from Harvard University and the Eastman School of Music, and completed his formal training with Natalya Antonova and Solomon Mikowsky. He is dedicated to the premise that music, whether created today or centuries ago, belongs to those who free themselves of tradition and seek their own voice through a total knowledge of their craft. He is a New Piano Collective artist and the pianist of TableTop Opera, a multimedia performance collective based in Rochester, New York.