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Pianist ADRIENNE KIM has performed in New York's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Bargemusic, Boston's Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.'s Phillips Gallery and Ravinia's Rising Stars series in Chicago. She has appeared as soloist with
the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the Richmond Orchestra.
She is the pianist of the Alcott Trio and is a founding member of the New York Chamber Music Co-Op, a new creative performance collaborative based in New York City. Ms. Kim was a member of Chamber Music Society Two. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's two-year residency program for emerging young artists. She has performed with the New York Chamber Ensemble, Garden City Chamber Music Society, Lighthouse Chamber Players, Salt Bay Chamberfest, Carnegie Chamber Players, Bronx Arts Ensemble, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, the Society for New Music, the Skaneateles Festival, Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, and was the resident pianist of the Seal Bay Festival for American Chamber Music in Maine. With the West End Chamber Ensemble, she participated in the National Endowment for the Arts/Chamber Music America Rural Residency.
Ms. Kim's most recent album is solo and chamber music of the Finnish composer, Ilari Kaila, with the Aizuri Quartet and Isabel Lepanto Gleicher. She has recorded the solo and chamber works of Daniel S. Godfrey with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on the Koch label, the violin and piano sonatas of Charles Ives with Lisa Tipton on Capstone Records, the sonatas of Niels Gade with violinist, Katie Wolfe, and sonatas by Spanish composers with violinist, Jorge Avila, both on the Centaur label. She and Ms. Tipton also presented the “Made in America” series at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall for several years.
Ms. Kim is on the faculty of Mannes College, The New School, Prep Division and College Division, where she formerly served as Coordinator of the Piano Department in the Prep division and is currently Coordinator of Secondary Piano in the College division. She recently joined the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, Pre-College division. She is also a coach for the New York Youth Symphony's chamber music program. She was Affiliate Artist at Syracuse University and was on the Concert Artist Faculty at Kean University in New Jersey. She also served on the Executive Board of the Piano Teachers' Congress of New York City.
Ms. Kim recently launched the Wild Plums Recording Retreat and ScherziMusic Academy, an online site for workshops in piano and composition, with her husband, composer Nicolas Scherzinger. During the summers she is on the faculty of the Kinhaven Music School, Young Artists Session, in Vermont and the Summertrios festival in Bryn Mawr. Ms. Kim studied with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University where she earned her Bachelor's degree and earned her Master's
degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Leon Fleisher.