Korean-born pianist Eun Ae Baik-Kim immigrated to Brazil at the age of eleven with her family. She became the youngest pupil of Gilberto Tinetti, a prominent pianist in Brazil, and studied Music Theory and Chamber Music in the Conservatorio Municipal de São Paulo. At the age of 16, she appeared as a soloist with São Paulo Symphony Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 under maestro Eleazar Carvalho. She was also chosen with twelve other pianists to perform in the significant concert series, “Suite Iberia de Albeniz,” a festival sponsored by the Spanish Consulate in São Paulo and Rio de Janiero.
Baik-Kim has won numerous competitions such as “Chautauqua Piano Competition,” “Concurso para Jovens Solistas,” and “Concurso Estadual para Instrumentistas e Cantores.” These awards provided opportunities to a young performer to be on tours for both solo and chamber music concerts in the state of São Paulo. During these tours, she received a “Diploma de Honra” for distinguished artistry from Conservatorio Carlos Gomes.
Ms. Kim is an experienced accompanist and collaborative artist. Her accompanying interest began early at her church. She has played for the choir and sometimes participated with singing and conducting as well. She has performed the entire works of Haydn’s Creation, Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria several times. As a recipient of the Performance Accompanying Grant at Temple University, she had the opportunity to develop her skills as a collaborative pianist with the guidance of renowned pianist Lambert Orkis. Baik-Kim received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance, Accompanying, and Chamber Music from Temple University, Philadelphia. She studied piano with Harvey Weeden, George Sementovsky, Edward Roberts, David Burge, and Gilberto Tinetti; and Chamber Music with pianist Lambert Orkis. Currently, Baik-Kim is enrolled at University of Maryland as a Doctoral student in collaborative piano with Rita Sloan, who has been her mentor and advisor. Baik-Kim manages to have a number of recitals throughout the year, covering much of the major repertoire in vocal and instrumental literature.
On the faculty at Dickinson College, she teaches piano and chamber music in the Performance Studies program and collaborates on many faculty recitals and student performances. Recently, she successfully premiered Prof. Robert Pound’s Piano Trio, “Pilgrimage,” and appeared as a guest pianist for the choral ensemble, “Jubilate,” on the group’s spring concert series of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes.