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Nathan Kim

Nathan (16) is a Junior at Newberg High School and also attends George Fox University while studying with Dr. Renato Fabbro of the University of Portland. He has performed in prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Mondavi Center, and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to name a few. Numerous accolades have been bestowed upon Nathan for his striking abilities as a young yet advanced musician, and made his orchestral debut in 2011 at the Newmark Theatre followed by a performance in the Soreng Theatre with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra. He won First Prize in the 2013 Central Oregon Symphony Young Artists Competition followed by the 2014 American Protégé International Piano Concerto Competition and American Fine Arts Festival International Concerto Competition where he was chosen Grand Prize winner. In 2015, he won First Prizes in the Coeur d’Alene Symphony National Young Artist Competition and the Vancouver (WA) Symphony Young Artist Competition and performed two concerts with both orchestras as well as performing with the Portland Youth Philharmonic in their season opening concert.

Nathan has also won solo First Prizes in the 2013 Mondavi Center National Young Artist Competition, 2014 Wiscarson Young Artist Competition, 2015 American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented International Young Gifted Musicians Festival Competition, and is a five-time Winner of the Oregon Music Teacher’s National Association Piano Competition, 2015 MTNA Northwest Division Winner and National Finalist in the Junior Piano Competition. He was awarded the H. Miller prize as the 2016 winner in the Monday Music Club of Portland Competition and Semi-Finalist in the 2016 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition at Oberlin, Ohio. Aside from competitions and concerts, he has participated in master classes given by esteemed musicians such as Arnaldo Cohen, Catherine Kautsky, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Simone Dinnerstein and Vadym Kholodenko, and has performed live on KPBX 91.1 FM and featured on 89.9 KQAC FM.

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