Staff Accompanist, Music
At Berea College since 2018
Yuri Kim, a native of South Korea, has been here at Berea since 2018 as Staff Accompanist.
Kim has extensive experience as a solo performer, collaborative pianist, coach, and
accompanist. Her flexibility as a performer and collaborator has caused her to be
recognized internationally, appearing in concert in numerous countries including the
Czech Republic, Brazil, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and United
States. In addition, Kim has collaborated with a great
many vocalists and professional singers her capacity as a coach and accompanist for
several opera productions in Korea and as accompanist for music festivals, competitions
and recitals both in Korea and United States.
In addition to collaborative work experiences, Kim has extensive experiences as a solo
pianist and remains as active performer at recitals and competitions. Recently she
performed in the winner’s recital for the Concert Artists International Virtuoso
Competition III at Carnegie Hall in 2018. In 2017, she won the International Music
Competition “Rome” Grand Prize Virtuoso. In 2015, she was the first prizewinner of
University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the first
prizewinner in American Protégé International Concerto Competition, culminating in her
2015 Carnegie Hall debut. In 2011, she also won the Music Teacher National Association
Young Artist piano competition in Kentucky and advanced to the Southern division level.
Kim is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) in Piano Performance under tutelage of Irina
Voro at the University of Kentucky. She holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance
from the University of Kentucky School of Music and a Master of Music in Piano
Pedagogy from Campbellsville University under the tutelage of Dr. Wesley Roberts,
where she graduated with the Outstanding Graduate Student Award and was a member of the American honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda. She holds a certificate in Piano
Pedagogy under Yuri Slesarev from Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia.