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Somi Kim

Hailed for her “breath-taking range of colour, tone and inflection” (The Times), South Korean born New Zealand pianist Somi Kim has established herself as one of today’s most versatile young pianists. Somi is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Performance and Master of Arts with Distinction, a DipRAM, and the HRH Princess Alice the Duchess of Gloucester’s Prize. A winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Accompanist Prize and the Gerald Moore Award for Accompanists, Somi is sought after as a chamber musician, song accompanist and répétiteur. She is the official pianist of NZTrio, a piano trio recognised as a ‘national treasure’ and as ‘New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble’ (NZ Herald). Somi is an official pianist and coach at the International Holland Music Sessions, International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Gisborne International Music Competition and the New Zealand Opera School. Somi made her debut with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in 2021 performing the Gershwin Piano Concerto, and her future appearances include Het Concertgebouw, Slovak Philharmonic and Wigmore Hall.