Korean pianist Jaemi Kim was born into a family of musicians and began her musical training when she was four years old. After winning several major national competitions including the Dong-A, she enrolled at Indiana University where she was a pupil of Michel Block. After competing her Master of Music Degree, she returned to Korea where she taught at several music schools and universities and pursued her performance career. She played with many of the leading orchestras in South Korea including those of Seoul, Suwon, and Taoku. Ms. Kim returned to the United States to pursue her doctoral studies with Santiago Rodriguez at the University of Maryland. During this time, she was the winner of the Van Cliburn Piano Institute Concerto Competition.