Join us Sunday, September 25th at 2 p.m. when Dr. Eunhae Grace Lee and Dr. Joo Hye Kim will perform the music of Gershwin and Milhaud in a piano four-hands concert, The Colorful Americas: A Collaboration. This free event is open to the community so invite a friend.
Joo Hye Kim is a native of South Korea, Joo Hye Kim, received her Bachelors of Music in piano performance from Ewha Womans University in South Korea, and a Masters of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano performance from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. At age sixteen, she was the featured soloist of the New Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. During her studies, she won the MMTA Honors Audition and the Concerto Competition of the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, performing with the orchestra. While at the UMKC Conservatory, she also studied organ and harpsichord, and received a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Opera Accompanying. Dr. Kim has taught Applied Piano as an Adjunct Professor at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri and at Metropolitan Community College in Blue River, Missouri. A sought-after chamber musician and collaborative pianist, she actively performs in recitals and concerts with instrumentalists and vocalists. She recently finished a Master of Divinity degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is currently the music coordinator, organist, and director of education at Tremont Temple Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts.
Eunhae Grace Lee has garnered acknowledgement as an accomplished performer nationwide and abroad, recognized with the First Prize in the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, Level I Award in youngARTS of the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts, Korean Honor Scholarship from the Korean Embassy, Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, and First Prizes in the Glendale Piano Competition, Benno Rubinyi Piano Competition, and William Grant Still Competition, among others.
Dr. Lee has represented the Grammy Foundation for two years, performed at such venues as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sanders Theater at Harvard University, Consulate General of Finland, Strathmore Center of Performing Arts, Cerritos Center of Performing Arts, Schoenberg Hall, Miriam A. Friedberg Hall, Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, Kilbourn Hall, and Hatch Recital Hall, and has been broadcast on NPR of the US and KBS, CBS, and MBC of Korea.
Dr. Lee has dedicated her musical talents to God’s service since age eight, playing the piano, synthesizer, and organ in church services. Rev. Hyukjae Lee, her father and a worship pastor/musician active in South Korea, they have not only served in ministry together but also have jointly given many performances and conducted clinics and seminars in worship music throughout the United States and South Korea.
While pursuing DMA in Piano Performance and Literature with a minor in Music Theory at Eastman, Dr. Lee received fellowships to serve its Piano Department as an instructor and accompanist. During her Masters studies in Piano Performance on a full scholarship at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, her work as a school accompanist won her the Yale Gordon Prize in Accompanying. Miss Lee is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), completing her undergraduate studies of piano performance and composition in three years at the top of her class on full financial support from the institution, which also awarded her the Emil Danenberg Piano Award and other honors. Her principal teachers include Dr. Douglas Humpherys, Boris Slutsky, and Dr. Walter Ponce in piano, Steven Doane, Seth Knopp, Antonio Lysy, and Guillaume Sutre in chamber music, and Dr. David Lefkowitz in composition.
At Gordon College, Dr. Lee teaches applied piano and music in worship and serves as a collaborative pianist.