Pianist Soo Yoen Kim enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber musician, accompanist, choral conductor, orchestral player, and music educator. She has performed recitals at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall in New York, and Centennial Hall in Tucson. She was one of the soloists of the Chopin 200th Anniversary Gala Concert at the World Financial Center, New York, and the opening concert at the Lucca Music Festival in Italy. She won the First Prize in the American Protégé International Piano Competition 2014 at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2012, She was selected to participate in the International Bösendorfer Piano Competition and she received the Second Prize of the Louis Trester Competition 2013, Arizona, and the Duquesne’s Concerto Competition 2011 winner. Her performance was broadcast live on NPR Arizona public media, at the Louise Trester Competition. Before coming to the United States, she was the First Prize winner at the Korean Youth Piano Competitions. Soo Yoen received a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Yonsei University, Korea, a Master’s degree in Music from the Mannes School of Music, the New School, New York, an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and a doctoral degree at the University of Arizona ( Major in Piano Performance and Minor in Choral Conducting). She worked as a teaching assistant at Duquesne University and the University of Arizona and as an accompanist for the University of Arizona Opera Production, and Arizona Choir. She was invited to and participated in masterclasses given by world-class pianists such as Richard Goode, Murray Perahia, Oxana Yablonskaya, and Stephen Kovacevich. Her students received prizes at the ASMTA Arizona State Senior Performance Piano Competition, ASMTA Honors Recital, ASU Avanti/Steinway Piano Competition, EVMTA Piano Competition, and the Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Piano Competition. With over 12 years of experience, Dr. Kim prepares for piano-level tests such as ABRSM, RCM, and the Arizona Study Program.