Tae-Young Kim, born in Seoul, South Korea, graduated with studies in modern piano at Seoul Art High school, Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul and Musikhochschule Trossingen in Germany. During her piano study period in Germany, she had great influence from Peter Feuchtwanger who taught natural piano playing in bel canto singing way.
In 2004 she devoted herself to the fortepiano study with Eckart Sellheim at the early music institute in the same school of Trossingen. In 2006 she began the core period of her fortepiano study in The Hague with Bart van Oort. She has participated in fortepiano masterclasses including those with Malcolm Bilson, Bart van Oort, Zvi Maniker, Stanley Hoogland and Andreas Staier, among others. She also took part in an improvisation masterclass of Rudolf Lutz of Basel. With her deep curiousity about early piano history, she has visited and played on nearly every type of fortepiano in existence, including those at the collections of Cobbe, Finchcocks, Chris Maene, and the German National Museum. From 2009 she studied fortepiano as a master’s degree student with Richard Egarr at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. With presenting her research about the connection between Johann Christian Bach and Mozart primarily focusing on keyboard works as her thesis work, she attained her master degree.
Tae-Young Kim attained Second Prize ex-aequo at the young talents performance concourse at the first Geelvinck Pianoforte Festival / Amsterdam Virtuosi 2011.