Conservatory Faculty Recital: Music by Prokofiev for Solo Piano

On Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. Westminster Conservatory will present “Dance to the Piano: Prokofiev,” a recital of music for solo piano performed by Choah Kim. The first event of the season in the Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital Series, the concert will take place in Hillman Performance Hall in the Marion Buckelew Cullen Center. Admission to the recital is free.

The program on October 15 comprises piano versions of scenes from the ballet music Cinderella, opus 95 and Romeo and Juliet, opus 75 by Sergei Prokofiev.

Choah Kim, a native of South Korea, is a versatile pianist who has performed both as soloist and collaborative artist in prestigious venues worldwide, including Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Tsai Performance Center, and the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, among others. Known for her for authentic and scholarly interpretations, Dr. Kim received the Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Grant Award and was a winner of
the Aaron Richmond Competition, the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, and the Music Education Newspaper Competition, among others.

Dr. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Seoul National University and a master’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She was awarded a
Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University, where she was invited to join the Pi Kappa Lambda honor society. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled “The Choreographic Character Piece for Piano Solo: Cinderella by Prokofiev.”