Faculty

Adrienne Kim

Precollege Faculty:
Piano

Pianist Adrienne Kim has performed in New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Bargemusic; Boston’s Symphony Hall; Washington D.C.’s Phillips Gallery; and in Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series in Chicago. She has appeared as soloist with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the Richmond Orchestra.

Ms. Kim was a member of Chamber Music Society Two, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s two-year residency program for emerging young artists. She is the pianist of the Alcott Trio and a founding member of the New York Chamber Music Co-Op, a new creative performance collaborative based in New York City. She performs regularly as a member of the Bronx Arts Ensemble and the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, New York Chamber Ensemble, Garden City Chamber Music Society, Lighthouse Chamber Players, Salt Bay Chamberfest, Carnegie Chamber Players, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, the Society for New Music, and the Skaneateles Festival. She was the resident pianist of the Seal Bay Festival for American Chamber Music in Maine for 15 years.

She participated in the National Endowment for the Arts/Chamber Music America Rural Residency as a member of the West End Chamber Ensemble, which was also ensemble-in-residence at the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has recorded the solo and chamber works of Daniel S. Godfrey with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on the Koch label, the violin and piano sonatas of Charles Ives with Lisa Tipton on Capstone Records, and the sonatas of Niels Gade with violinist Katie Wolfe on the Centaur label. A recording with violinist Jorge Avila featuring the sonatas of Granados, Turina, and Rodrigo has also been released on Centaur. Her newest recording of solo piano and chamber works by the composer Ilari Kaila, with the Aizuri Quartet and flutist Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, was released in 2020 on Innova Recordings.

Ms. Kim also teaches at Mannes College, The New School, in the Prep and College divisions, and served for three years as head of the Piano Department in the Prep division; she is currently Coordinator of Secondary Piano in the College division. She was Affiliate Artist at Syracuse University, was on the concert artist faculty at Kean University in New Jersey, and taught in the senior session at the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont for 12 summers. She continues to teach at the Kinhaven Young Artists’ Seminar. She has also served on the Executive Board of the Piano Teachers’ Congress.

Ms. Kim studied with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree. She earned her Master of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music, where she was a student of Leon Fleisher.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege Faculty since 2021.