Esther Kim is trained classically. She completed her undergraduate degree in Keyboard Collaborative Arts under the tutelage of Dr. Louise Thomas from Chapman University. She was awarded the Best Keyboard Collaborative Artist and was also a recipient of the Musco Scholarship for three consecutive years.
During her studies, she was the pianist of The Chapman Orchestra for two years, and she participated in various Master Classes, working with famous pianists such as Alan Smith, Grant Gershon, Mikhail Korzhev, James Lent, and Yekown Sunwoo.
She has garnered numerous awards and accolades in music competitions, including CAPMT Sonata Competition, Joong Ang News Music Competition, BYCO Youth Music Competition, Bucheon Metropolitan Music Competition, World News Music Competition, Music Association of Korea Competition, Korean Times Music Competition, and Kyung Hyang Applied Music Competition.
Ms. Kim is currently working towards a master’s degree in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at Chapman University and intends to pursue a career as a collaborative pianist. She has played in several professional choirs, orchestras, and recitals. She has helped many performers develop solid musical foundations, expand creative abilities, and instill a deep-rooted love for music. She is currently serving as a pianist of Women’s Choir at Chapman University.