South Korean-born New Zealand pianist Somi Kim graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016 with an Advanced Diploma in Performance, receiving the HRH Princess Alice the Duchess of Gloucester’s
Prize, DipRAM and the Christian Carpenter Prize for Best Recital. Somi is the winner of the Gerald Moore Award for Accompanists, AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Accompanist Prize, Bromsgrove International Musicians’ Competition Accompanist Prize, WCOM Concordia Serena Nevill Prize and the 6th Pettman/Royal Over-Seas League Arts International Scholarship.
Highly sought-after as a chamber musician, accompanist and répétiteur, Somi is an artist for the Kirckman Concert Society, Park Lane Group, Georg Solti Accademia, a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and is a staff pianist at the International Holland Music Sessions. In recital, Somi’s recent and future appearances include Het Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, Slovak Philharmonic, Bridgewater Hall and the Edinburgh Fringe, Ryedale, Kings Lynn and Oxford Lieder Festivals.