Noah Kim

The winner of the 2022 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition, Noah Kim is a junior at Vernon Hills High School and studies piano as a Scholarship Fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago's Academy with Artist-in-Residence Marta Aznavoorian.

He was selected as a Young Pianists Abroad Scholar, a scholarship created in collaboration between Chicago Sister Cities International and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As such, Kim has performed at Conservatoire Serge Rachmaninov in Paris and the Hamburg City Hall. He will perform four more solo recitals around the world.

Kim was a two-time winner of the DePaul Concerto Festival and Sejong Music Competition. He also won first prize in additional competitions such as the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, Illinois State Teachers Music Association Competition, Society of American Musicians Competition, Clara Schumann International Piano Competition and CAMTA Roberta Savler Competition. He was a second-prize winner of the David D. Dubois Piano Competition. Previously, he has been featured twice on WFMT-FM’s series “Introductions.” In addition, Kim has soloed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago.

He has performed in master classes with pianists such as John O’Conor, Jeffrey Biegel, Alan Chow, Christopher Harding, Jon Kimura Parker, Azaf Zohar, Winston Choi, Sylvia Wang, Marian Hahn, Michael Brown, Gilles Vonsattel and Jerome Lowenthal, among many others.

Kim is also a member of the Goya Trio at the Academy. The Goya Trio won first prize in the Rembrandt High School Chamber Music Competition, first prize in the strings and piano division of the Chicago National Chamber Music Competition and first prize in the A.N. & Pearl G. Barnett Chamber Music Competition.

This summer, Kim has been selected to attend the Montecito International Music Festival with fellowship, the Southeastern Piano Festival and Music@Menlo. He also has been selected to compete in the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition.

In addition to piano, Kim plays violin in his school’s orchestra and is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America.

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