Pianist/Composer Yumi Kim a very gifted pianist hails from Seoul, South Korea, where she majored in Jazz performance in Seoul jazz academy where is twinned with Berklee College of Music. Attending Berklee College of music, she awarded Berklee achievement scholarship studying with Joaanne Brackeen, Helen Sung, Frank Carlberg, Geroge Garzone. Her great achievements in music led her to the advanced track to reach her music to be creative and bring originality of the Jazz music.
Performing the music from her own style, never stay longer in a level field and turning the page to the next chapter, and try to be competitive in terms of expressing the music from her heart is essential to her.
Currently attending the Contemporary Performance Master at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, an honors program for the Performance Division that master pianist Danilo Perez and Marco Pignatro direct. Yumi Kim was one of twenty students selected from a pool of amazing, talented students and during a very competitive audition process.
Her participation at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival in November 2017 was outstanding in both concerts (one with Anat Cohen and one with George Garzone) so much that both reviews from Jazz Times and Downbeat praised her performance. Yumi is a remarkably mature young woman with a serious outlook towards her work, a natural talent for music. She is projecting her Trio and quartet album having a various shows around U.S includes her country.
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