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Heawon Kim, Adjunct Professor of Instrumental Coaching

Heawon Kim

Adjunct Professor of Instrumental CoachingPianist, Pierrot Consort, faculty ensemble-in-residence at LIU Post

M.M., Manhattan School of Music


Heawon Kim’s beginnings as one of Korea’s most well known prodigies appeared at the age of seven with the Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic, with many return engagements. Subsequently she won numerous competitions, appearing with these orchestras frequently on television and radio. In 1972 she came to the North Carolina School of the Performing Arts and studied with Clifton Matthews. While studying with him, she won the Vittorio Giannini Award, the Southeastern Music Teachers Competition, and appeared with the Orchestra under the baton of Nicholas Harsanyi with Prokofiev’s third concerto. 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, Tibor Varga, Irwin Freundlich, 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, L’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 collaborator in recitals with internationally renowned artists, and for competitions and recordings. She was a frequent coolaborator 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 on the staff of the Waldorf School of Garden City. She is very active in the Korean musical community, performing for fund raising concerts for displaced persons from North Korea. She has worked with Dale Stuckenbruck to create the organization for young talent called Kammermusik with whom she recently appeared in the Clara Wieck-Schumann concerto. Faculty: Songe d’Été en Musique, Quebec, Canada.

“As she kept her eyes on the conductor Nicholas Harsanyi or looked off into space, she delivered blindingly accurate salvos of notes and projected a rhythmic feel and sense of humor that was infectious. She drew bravas, thunderous applause, and a standing ovation that she thoroughly deserved.” – Claudia Sheppard, Winston-Salem Journal

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