David Kim began his musical studies at the age of six with violin, and cello lessons began a few years later. At 12, he began piano lessons, and six years later, performed Rachmaninoff's second concerto with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he has been a featured soloist with The National Repertory Orchestra, performing both concertos of Ravel, as well as The Utica Symphony Orchestra, The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, The Clinton Symphony Orchestra of Mohawk Valley, and The Claflin Hill Symphony. As a soloist and chamber musician, David has performed in New York at Steinway Hall and The Tenri Institute, and in Boston at Jordan Hall, The Fogg Art Museum, and Sanders Theater. He has also been heard in live and recorded radio broadcasts for Vermont Public Radio (Classical Music with Walter Parker in a live broadcast), WCNY in New York, and WHRB in Cambridge, as well as WGBH-TV in Boston. As a composer, his choral work was premiered in New York by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble as a winner of the New Music for New York Commission Project, for which he also received the audience favorite prize.
David studied piano with Randall Hodgkinson at Harvard and The New England Conservatory, and with Daniel Shapiro at The Cleveland Institute of Music. His doctoral degree was completed at SUNY Stony Brook, where he studied with Christina Dahl. He previously taught piano and music theory at the Westchester Conservatory of Music in White Plains, and the Great Neck Conservatory in Long Island. During the summers, he performed solo and chamber music in weekly programs at the Quisisana Resort in Center Lovell, Maine.
David continues to perform, but as of the spring of 2020, has completed the postbac program in premedical sciences at Columbia University and is in the application cycle for the entering medical school class 2021.