Eunbi Kim (pronounced OON-bee, like book; click here for pronunciation) curates programs that compel audiences to meditate on the parts of themselves that are deeply buried. Creating performances expressing dreamlike “liquid elegance” (Times Union), her intimate performances draw from collaborations with composers, filmmakers, and theater directors to create experiences beyond the boundaries of the traditional piano recital format.
Kim’s recent album “It Feels Like” debuted at #2 on Billboard Classical Charts and confronts the multiplicity of truths behind memories and identity. It features world premiere recordings of works written for her by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Pauchi Sasaki, Angélica Negrón, and Sophia Jani. Drawing from the album and its themes, Kim additionally created a 4-night performance and conversation series, also titled “It Feels Like,” as an Artist-in-Residence at WNYC’s The Greene Space.
She has also created music-theater work Murakami Music, recorded an album of Fred Hersch’s rare concert music, and gave a TEDx talk in 2017. Kim has been presented at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Asia Society Texas Center, 92nd St Y, and many more.
Kim holds a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for New York Foundation for the Arts and is co-founder of bespoken, a mentorship program for female-identifying and non-binary musicians. Her teachers past and present include Elena Arseniev, Anthony de Mare, and Rosemary Caviglia.