Connie Kim-Sheng

Background Information/Experience

Born in La Crescenta, California to musical parents, Connie Kim-Sheng began piano lessons at the early age of three years old. Kim-Sheng began studying privately with John Perry at eleven years old and continued studying with him on full scholarship at The Glenn Gould School in Toronto, Canada where she received her Bachelorís Degree.

As a competitor, her awards include top prizes in the Los Angeles Liszt International Competition, the Bronslaw Kaper Awards held by the LA Philharmonic, Virginia Waring International Competition, Knigge Music Competition, and the New Orleans International Young Artists Piano Competition, as well as finalist and special prizewinner at the Eastman Young Artists International Competition.

A winner of the Glenn Gould Schoolís concerto competition, she played Rachmaninoffís Second Concerto with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra in Koerner Hall. Kim-Sheng has also performed with the Rio Hondo Symphony, as a part of her first prize in the Rio Hondo Concerto Competition, and with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, also a reward for winning their concerto competition. She has also joined the Verde Valley Sinfonietta, the Cal State Northridge Orchestra, and the American Youth Symphony as a soloist.

As an attendee of numerous summer festivals, Kim-Sheng has performed in classes for Gary Graffman, Anton Kuerti, Menahem Pressler, Leon Fleisher, Robert McDonald, Seymour Lipkin, and Robert Levin, among others.

After completing her masterís degree at The New England Conservatory of Music with Meng- Chieh Liu and Hung Kuan Chen, she studied privately with Pavel Nerssesian in Boston. Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate at USCís Thornton School of Music with Jeffrey Kahane.


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