Pianist Heejae Kim was awarded Second Prize at the world renowned Leeds International Piano Competition in 2015. She was also awarded the prestigious Terrence-Judd Hallé Orchestra Prize by Sir Mark Elder for her performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Heejae was placed Second at the UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa (2012), Third at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Spain (2013), Third at the International Piano Competition of the Republic of San Marina in Italy (2014) and Sixth at the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea (2014).
Heejae Kim has performed with The Hallé, English Chamber Orchestra, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra Sinfonica della Repubblica di San Marino, Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra and Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra. She has given recitals in United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium and South Korea.
Heejae was born in South Korea in 1987 and her musical talent was discovered and developed from her early years on. Starting her musical education with Choongmo Kang at the Korea National University of Arts in Korea, she continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater ,,Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy,, Leipzig in Germany with support of Gerald Fauth, graduating in 2017.
She is not only the member of the KLAVIERDUO YUDINA with pianist Toshihiro Kaneshige but also the SOMNIUM TRIO with Violinist Eric Silberger and Cellist Jungin Huh and the Piano Duo Partita with Pianist Christina Hyun-ah Choi.
Heejae Kim is currently based in South Korea and teaches at the Hanyang University as an Assistant Professor.