Jenny Soonjin Kim
A native of Daegu, South Korea, Soojin Kim began her musical training at the Kyungpook School of Arts where she graduated with the top score in the class. She attended the school with a full scholarship for all three years of high school. After graduation in March 2004, she was admitted to Yeungnam University College of Music as a top score student. At Yeungnam University, she earned her Bachelor's Degree as a piano major and violin minor. After four years of education, she graduated from Yeungnam University in February 2008 with highest honors.
In 2009, she moved to Germany in order to further her education in piano. In October of that year, she was admitted to Hochschule für Musik Köln for a "Master of Musik" degree. While in Germany, she studied with Dr. Florence Millet. In July 2011 she graduated with honors, earning the Masters Degree in piano.
Her competition awards include 1st place in the 10th National Music Competition sponsored by SINIL colleges, 1st place in the 2nd Korea Federation of Music Clubs Arts and Culture Organizations, and 1st place in the The 13th National Music contest sponsored by Kyungpook Arts High School. Additional prizes include 3rd place in the 2nd National Music Contest sponsored by "TBC" Broadcasting stations and 2nd place in the National Music Competition sponsored by Yeungnam University. Additionally, she won the Grand Prize for the 24th National Music Competition sponsored by Hyosung Catholic, 1st place in the 1st National Music Contest sponsored by the Kyemyung Culture College, and 1st place for The National Music Competition sponsored by Yeungnam University.
Other competition successes include 2nd place in the 16th National Music Contest sponsored by Kyungpook Arts High School, 1st place in the 22th Music Contest sponsored by Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education, 2nd place in the 28th National Music Competition sponsored by Daegu Catholic University #2, 1st place in the National Music Competition sponsored by Yeungnam University, and 2nd place in the 42th National Music Contest sponsored by Kyemyung University.
She has attended the "Aria" International Music Academy in the US, the 71th Rookie Debut Contest sponsored by Cuosun National Newspaper, and she participated and performed in the Montepulciano Music Academy in Italy as a scholarship student.
Currently, she is on full assistantship as a student in the Artist Diploma degree program at Ball State University with Dr. Robert Palmer.