“A scintillating performance... Pianist Grace Kim was brilliant.” The Press (NZ)
A Winston Churchill Fellow, concert pianist, artistic director and music educator Grace Kim believes that quality live music should be accessible to everyone with a desire to hear it.
Her Sensory Concerts® and Mountain Concerts series ensure that it does. As a concerto soloist, Grace has performed with symphony orchestras of Australasia, Belgium, Russia, and Ukraine in some of the most prestigious venues. Respected by her peers, Grace is able to attract internationally-recognised colleagues to perform at her Mountain Concerts and Sensory Concerts series.
Among her numerous international and national prizes, the former child prodigy was the prizewinner of Bellini International Piano Competition (Italy) 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 her Master of Music degrees at Melbourne University and Rotterdam Conservatorium (Cum Laude) 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 Australian Governor General Major General Michael Jeffery at 400th anniversary celebrations of Dutch-Australian contact. In 2012, Grace performed before 200 international diplomats and ambassadors in Canberra, as well as in Parliament House for University of Melbourne 150-year celebration. She has also performed several times at the NSW Government House including at the Winston Churchill Fellowship’s 50th Anniversary National Convention before dignitaries.
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 in the Blue Mountains and Sydney.
A mother of two young children, Grace is an advocate for quality music education. She founded Sensory Concerts® to provide quality classical music concerts for children and adults with sensory/special needs. Last year, she also made her debut as an author, with "Noah's Story" written together with her son, about life with Asperger's Syndrome. Noah's Story is available globally at online bookstores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Wordery, Book Depository.
Grace was a national finalist in 2018 AusMumpreneur Award in 2 categories: Making a Difference, and Big Idea Award. She was also nominated for 2019 Autism Spectrum Australia Recognition Award in the Advancement Award category, and at present, a finalist for the 2019 Altitude Awards for the Purpose Driven Entrepreneurs Award.