Jooyoung Kim

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Wooster United Methodist Church

Music on Market presents Jooyoung Kim!


Pianist Jooyoung Kim, a native of South Korea, has been critically acclaimed on international stages for her dazzling technique, superb musicianship, and exquisite artistry. Since making her debut at the age of twelve as a soloist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Kim has presented numerous solo and chamber recitals in Korea, Japan, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Russia, and the United States. She has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras including the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Yonsei Sinfonietta, Yale University Symphony Orchestra, and the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, among others.

An award-winning artist, Ms. Kim has won top prizes in numerous national and international competitions including the Joong-Ang National Music Competition, Kingsville International Piano Competition, IBLA Grand Prize International Competition, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition, Ball State University Graduate Concerto Competition, International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition, Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, Montpelier Art Recital Competition, and Taneev International Chamber Ensemble Competition. A winner of the Yonsei Debut Award, she has also won grants and fellowships, including two Aspire Creative Arts grants. Ms. Kim has performed in various music festivals and conferences including Yong-Pyung Music Festival, Busan Piano Festival in Korea, International Piano Festival in Spain, Courchevel International Music Festival in France, Internationale Klavierakademie Murrhardt in Germany, Benefic Chamber Music Camp, Aria International Summer Academy, New Music Festival at Ball State University, 40thFestival of New American Music in Sacramento, Indiana Music Teachers Association State Conference, National Flute Association Convention, and College Music Society Conference.

Ms. Kim’s passion for contemporary music has led her to numerous collaborations with composers, giving acclaimed premiere performances of new works. She has also presented recitals, lectures, and master classes for colleges, universities, music teachers’ associations, and national conferences throughout the United States.

Ms. Kim, who holds degrees from Yonsei University, Universität der Künste Berlin, and her doctoral degree of Doctor of Arts from Ball State University, joins the piano faculty at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in the Fall of 2018. She has also taught at Ball State University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Indiana University East, and Indiana University Kokomo. Dr. Kim has recently released her solo CD on MSR Classics and her performances have been broadcast on radio stations throughout the United States. For more information, please go to

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Music on Market is a program of The United Methodist Church of Wooster and supported by Main Street Wooster, Inc. and Wayne Center for the Arts. The series provides a diverse selection of high-quality music throughout the year to the entire community. These performances are presented in the Wooster UMC sanctuary - one of the largest, historical venues in our downtown and has handicap accessibility, available parking and proximity to downtown restaurants.

All events are free with a free-will offering to help cover the costs that accompany this amazing series. Seating is open style and no tickets are required. Doors open at 6:15 PM.

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