Euntaek Kim is a classically trained pianist, harpsichordist, and conductor. A native of South Korea, Euntaek began his piano lessons at age three and was admitted to the preparatory division of the Korean National University of Arts at age nine. At twelve, he took his first conducting lesson and gave his first public piano recital in Seoul, presented by the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation. A year later, Euntaek emigrated to the United States to begin piano studies at The Juilliard Pre-College. Euntaek has appeared at numerous venues around the world, such as the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Steinway Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, CO, to name a few.
Euntaek has participated in summer music festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival and School, Music Academy of the West, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. As a chamber musician, Euntaek has collaborated with members of the Enso, Escher, and Ying quartets. In recent years, Euntaek’s collaboration with Eric Gratz, the concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony, led to a successful release of a CD album in 2016.
Euntaek holds the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, and the Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. His private instructors include Jerome Lowenthal, Boris Berman, and Seymour Lipkin in piano, and Jeffrey Milarsky in orchestral conducting. Euntaek occasionally organizes orchestral concerts in New York City, in which he both performs and conducts.
Euntaek has taught piano privately since 2007. He currently teaches at the Lindeblad School of Music in Pine Brook, NJ, and at the New York Music School in Tenafly, NJ. Through his technically disciplined and entertainingly analytical ways of teaching, Euntaek guides his students in delving into the depth of human emotions, which, he believes, will not only allow them to make beautiful music but also enrich their lives.
He lives in New York City with his wife, Sara Rossi, a violist.