JUDGE: Dr. David Hyun-su Kim
Hailed by Malcolm Bilson as a musician “who will doubtless make an important contribution to the musical life of this country,” pianist and fortepianist David Hyun-su Kim holds degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Cornell Universities, and a doctorate from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
Committed to music education, David has presented piano and fortepiano performance masterclasses and lectures at the Universities of Michigan, Wyoming, Ohio University, Colby College (ME), Connecticut College (CT), Bowdoin College, and the University of New Hampshire. He has been guest lecturer on 18th- and 19th-century notation, and the New England Conservatory Department of Music History recently invited him to lecture on improvisation. David has taught ear-training, history, theory, composition and keyboard skills at Harvard and Yale, and has maintained private teaching studios in Ithaca, New Haven, Boston, and Cambridge. In the fall of 2013, David left Boston and began a new post as a Professor of Piano at Whitman College in Walla Walla.