Korean-American clarinetist, pianist, and composer Shinae Kim is an established performing artist, an international competition winner, and a highly-acclaimed recording artist and educator.

Ms. Kim enjoys a diverse repertoire, presenting solo as well as chamber and orchestral performances, and has made several opera appearances. Currently, Mrs. Kim is a panel judge for The New York Young Artist International Competition, the Clarinet positions for WMO at Carnegie, New Klang quartet, the New York Wind Orchestra, and Principal Clarinet positions for Astoria Choir Orchestra (ACO), Empire Chamber Orchestra (ECO) and Queensboro Symphony orchestra (QSO). Most recently, her performance appeared at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the “Celebration of Stephen Kittenplan” concert, held for one of the highly recognized patrons of New York Philharmonic and Met Opera.

Ms. Kim received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College CUNY, where she studied with the clarinet virtuoso, Charles Neidich. While there, she was a three time recipient of the Dorothy and Grosser Woodwind Excellence Award and a two time recipient of the Discimus ut Serviamus Awards. She has vigorously maintained her private teaching for 23 years while also serving at Young Nak Presbyterian Church of New York as music director and holding the post of band director at Buckley Country Day School. She is the proud mother of two daughters, Ashley and Olivia.