Ah Young Kim maintains a diverse range of musical experience as a soloist and a collaborative pianist. She has won prizes in the several piano competitions including the 2016 Petroff Piano Competition (United States), the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition (United States), and Korea–Germany Brahms Association Competition (Korea). As a collaborative pianist, she recently gave performance in International Chamber Series sponsored by Lewisville Lake Symphony.
Prior to coming to North Texas, she played for studios, including the cellist János Starker, at Indiana University where she received her master’s degree. Since 2012, as a teaching assistant, she has played for University of North Texas Opera program. She also played for Ash Lawn Opera (Charlottesville, VA), Fort Worth Opera, Musiktheater Bavaria (Germany), Opera North (Lebanon, NH). In addition, she has played for singers at masterclasses led by Alan L. Smith, Brian Jauhianen, Donna Rasik, Dwayne Croft, Massimo Somenzi, and Nico Castel.
She is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas. Her teachers include Pamela Mia Paul, Elvia Puccinelli, and Stephen Dubberly at UNT and Shigeo Neriki at Indiana University. She earned the Korean Honor Scholarship from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean American Scholarship from the Korean American Scholarship Foundation.