Grace Kim

“A scintillating performance… Pianist Grace Kim was brilliant.” The Press (NZ)

A Winston Churchill Fellow, concert pianist, creative director and music educator, Grace Kim believes that quality live music should be accessible to everyone with a desire to hear it.

As a concerto soloist, Grace has performed with symphony orchestras of Australasia, Belgium, Russia, and Ukraine in some of the most prestigious venues.

Among her numerous international and national prizes, the former child prodigy was a prizewinner of Bellini International Piano Competition (Italy), Citta di Marsala International Piano Competition, and National Keyboard Winner of the 2000 Symphony Australia Young Performers Award, also receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust. After graduating from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she gained two Master of Music degrees at Melbourne University and Rotterdam Conservatorium (Cum Laude) in The Netherlands and was the 2002 Inaugural Fellow of the Australian National Academy of Music.

Many of her performances have been broadcast on radio and television. In 2006 she performed before Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands and the Governor General of Australia for 400th anniversary celebrations of Dutch-Australian contact.

Grace’s passion for chamber music has seen her regularly work with eminent artists, and in 2007/08 she was the Artistic Director of the Summer Concert Series in the celebrated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Returning after living and working in the Netherlands for eight years, Grace is now based Sydney, where she is in demand as a performer, teacher, adjudicator, and mentor.

A mother of two children, Grace is an advocate for quality music education. She founded Sensory Concerts® to provide quality concerts for the neurodivergent community and families. Her recent research on “Calming effects of repetition in music for children with sensory sensitivities” at The MARCS Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Development is now published in The Arts in Psychotherapy journal.

In addition to her private teaching and concerts, Grace enjoys her diverse roles at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music; as a casual academic, and a teacher in the Rising Stars Program fostering young talents. Grace is also undertaking PhD research at the University of Sydney, where she is also a tutor for Psychology of Music.