Visiting Lecturer in Music (Chamber Music)
East Studio Building, JS226
- M.M., Master of Music, The Boston University School of Music, 1990
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, Seoul National University, 1988
A native of Korea, Sung-Mi Im began her piano studies at the age of three with her mother. After making a successful debut with Daegu Symphony Orchestra at the age of nine, she continued her studies at Seoul National University and Boston University, where she received a Dean's Scholarship and a master's degree in performance.
She has won numerous competitions, such as the Dong-A Newspaper Competition, Ye-Um Chamber Music Competition in Korea, and the Kahn Award in Boston. Tony Han and Kwi-Hyun Kim were among her teachers.
Appearing in many international festivals, she has won praises from audiences and critics alike from Kusatsu Music Festival, Moon Beach Festival in Japan, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Sitka Music Festival in Alaska, Bargemusic in New York, Tucson Chamber Music Festival and Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, among others.
Solo and chamber music recitals in London, Montreal, Dallas, Seoul, and New York; appearances with orchestras in Korea and with the Jupiter Symphony in New York City were met with much acclaim.
She has taught piano at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and is currently teaching chamber music at Indiana University.