Raised throughout the midwestern United States, pianist Mi-Eun Kim has performed on stages across the country, as well as in Europe and Asia. She is a prizewinner of the Liszt-Garrison Competition’s Liszt Award, the Corpus Christi solo prize, the International Institute for Young Musicians, Missouri Southern International Competitions and Young Arts. Festival appearances include Piano Summer at New Paltz, Gijón Piano Festival, Art of the Piano at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, PianoTexas, The Gilmore Keyboard Festival, and Kneisel Hall.
Recent performances include the ongoing complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle at venues such as Butler University's Beethoven @ 2020 Series, University of Michigan, Loyola University in New Orleans, and Yiin Art Hall in Busan, South Korea and Atlantic Music Festival. She appeared as a soloist with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony and Omaha Symphony.
Mi-Eun is a highly sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician. She has collaborated with Danielle Belen, Rohan De Silva, Wei Yu, Simon James, Horacio Contreras and composer William Horne. She has given chamber music performances at the Jacobs School of Music, Innsbrook Institute, Garth Newel Music Center, Atlantic Music Festival, and Shepherd School of Music. She was faculty pianist at Sounding Point Academy and the Liberec International Violin Academy in the Czech Republic. She is a member of the Four Corners Ensemble which has held residencies at Gonzaga University, Sacramento State and the University of South Florida. In the summers she serves collaborative pianist and chamber music faculty at Center Stage Strings at University of Michigan.
In 2022, Mi-Eun joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Music and Theater Arts faculty, overseeing instruction for piano, chamber music and collaborative piano. She recently served as visiting professor of piano at Loyola University in New Orleans and Hope College in Michigan. She received her D.M.A., Specialist Degree and M.M. in piano performance and chamber music from University of Michigan. She holds a B.A. in History from Columbia University through the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Exchange. She studied with Logan Skelton, Christopher Harding, Seymour Lipkin, Richard Cass and Yong-Hi Moon.
Mi-Eun has recorded William Horne's Sextet for Piano and Winds on the Blue Griffin label (2021).