Introducing Jennifer Kim – Top Kidz Academy Founder
Top Kidz Academy Founder – Jennifer Kim is a famous Australian classical piano virtuoso. She is considered one of the best classical pianists in the world.
A music prodigy, Jennifer made her concert debut at thirteen – playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 1. In 2003, when she was 16, Jennifer won the Pancho Vladigerov International Piano Competition, Europe. The Pancho Vladigerov International Piano Competition brings together the world’s best classical virtuosos. Jennifer was the youngest competitor that year.
“It’s not just about learning how to play notes, but learning how to feel them and make music” – Jennifer Kim
A multiple scholarships holder and winner of numerous international classical music competitions, Jennifer was trained by some of the music world’s most influential figures including Boris Berman (Yale), Professor Dmitri Alexeev (London), Professor Arnulf von Arnim (Essen, Munich), Professor Nikolai Evrov (Sydney), Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) (Salzburg, Austria).
Her illustrious concert career has taken her to France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Austria, Italy, England, Norway, and the United States. Her solo performances sold out in major arenas and drew crowds of 5,000 people and more. She has performed in prestigious venues and arenas like the Sydney Government House, Salzburg Mirabell Castle and Flachau Castle in Austria, and the Bochum Jahrhunderthalle (Klavier-Ruhr Festival – world’s largest piano festival) in Germany to mention a few. Her concerts were broadcast worldwide and she has been featured numerous times in the media. Her collaborations include Lang Lang, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Andrzej Jasiński, and András Schiff.
Jennifer was invited to attend the Julliard School of Music at age 16. She holds a Master of Arts – First Class and a Bachelor of Arts – First Class from Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria. Jennifer has been invited to consult for some of the world’s top music academies including Yale School of Music in New York USA, and the Royal College of Music, London.
An advocate of the Australian art movement, Jennifer’s mission is to build a significant Australian presence in the global music scene. She believes that education is the key to cultivating an appreciation of the Arts. Top Kidz Academy is committed to delivering excellent music education to Australian children. We believe that Arts is necessary for all children and young people as part of their learning. Through Arts, children gain access to the real world and to an imagined world of limitless possibilities. We are committed to excellence. We value innovation. We foster diversity, equality, inclusion, and belonging.
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