Aged twenty-two, Do-Hyun Kim graduated as a pianist from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he gained his bachelor’s degree under the tutelage of Sergei Babayan. In 2013, he transferred from the Seoul National University in order to seek greater depth in his dream profession.
Previous teachers include HaeSun Paik, Jeong-Eun Byun and Hee-Sung Joo. He started studying the piano at the age of six, and later decided to pursue a career in music at the age of fourteen. He attended the Seoul Arts High School for three years, where he was able to develop his musical background along with academic excellence. He has won numerous awards in Korea, including the Korean National Chopin Piano Competition, the Samick Piano Competition and the Kukmin Daily Piano Competition among others. In the spring of 2014, he performed with the Cleveland Institute of Music's Orchestra as a prize-winner of the Cleveland Institue of Music's Concerto Competition in the autumn of 2013. During his student years at the Cleveland Institute of Music, he was nominated to perform at various platforms, such as featured master-classes, the Great Hungarian Composer Concert and, on several occasions, at the Pianofest. He was a fellow of the 2014 Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo (Michigan), where he was nominated to perform in a master-class. He also performed numerous concerts at the Pianofest in the Hamptons in 2014.
In autumn 2017 he began his new music course for a Master’s Degree at the Juilliard School under the instruction of Sergei Babayan.
Information for December 2017