Festival Artist

HEAWON KIM – piano

Heawon Kim’s auspicious studies began in her native Korea where she appeared at the age of 7 with the Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic. Subsequently she won numerous competitions, appearing with these orchestras frequently on television and radio. After coming in 1972 to the North Carolina School of the Performing Arts. There she studied with Clifton Matthews. While studying with him, she won the Vittorio Giannini Award, the Southeastern Music Teachers Competition, and appeared with the Orchestra of the North Carolina School of the Performing Arts under the baton of Nicholas Harsanyi. Following rave reviews, she was brought to New York by Claude Frank, with whom she studied at the Mannes School of Music. She subsequently earned her Master of Music under Robert Goldsand at the Manhattan School of Music performing for the classes of Erick Friedman, Josef Gingold, Janos Starker, Franco Gulli, and Andre Watts. Ms. Kim has been a soloist with regional orchestras in the United States and has appeared as chamber musician with such groups as the Bronx Arts Ensemble, The Pierrot Consort, Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, Garrett Lakes Festival, Leonia Chamber Players, and the Colonial Symphony. She has appeared with the KBS at the opening of the Sejong Arts Center in Korea. She is much in demand as a partner in recitals with internationally renowned artists. She was a frequent partner for the late Erick Friedman for over 30 years. Other collaborations include Dennis Brott, Sergiu Luca, Marion Davies, Sanford Allen, Barry Finclair, and her husband, Dale Stuckenbruck. She is on the faculty of LIU Post as an instrumental coach and is very active in the Korean musical community, performing for fund raising concerts for displaced persons from North Korea. She has worked with her husband, Dale Stuckenbruck to create the new chamber organization for young talent called Kammermusik with whom she recently appeared in the Clara Wieck-Schumann concerto. They have two children and live on Long Island.