On Thursday, October 20 at 12:15 p.m. the twenty-first season of Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will continue with a recital by Choah Kim performing solo piano music by Sergei Prokofiev. The recital will take place in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street in Princeton. It is open to the public free of charge; masking is optional.

The program on October 20 comprises piano versions of scenes from Prokofiev’s ballet music Cinderella, opus 95 and Romeo and Juliet, opus 75.

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.”

Dr. Kim recently released recordings that feature sonatas for flute and piano. At present she teaches at Westminster Conservatory of Music and is a member of Ensemble iiiiiiiii for contemporary music and Flano Duo.

This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.