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 (National Foundation for the Advancement of the 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 Butler University's Beethoven @ 2020 Series, Loyola University in New Orleans, and Yiin Art Hall in Busan, South Korea as well as a lecture-presentation at 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 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. In the summers she serves collaborative piano and chamber music faculty at Center Stage Strings, and pianist in the Four Corners Ensemble.
In 2022, Mi-Eun joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Music and Theater Arts faculty, teaching piano through the Emerson/Harris Scholarship Program along with chamber music and collaborative piano. She recently served as visiting professor of piano at Loyola University in New Orleans and Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She received her DMA and Specialist Degree at University of Michigan with Logan Skelton. She also holds a M.M. in piano performance and chamber music as well as a B.A. in History from Columbia University and was part of the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Exchange program. Previous teachers include Yong-Hi Moon, Richard Cass, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Seymour Lipkin and Christopher Harding.
Mi-Eun has recorded William Horne's Sextet for Piano and Winds on the Blue Griffin label.