Korean born Harpsichordist JungHae Kim earned her Bachelors degree in harpsichord at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD. She then earned a Masters in Historical Performance in Harpsichord at the Oberlin Conservatory before completing her studies with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam on a Haskell Scholarship. While in The Netherlands she also completed an Advanced Degree in Harpsichord Performance under Bob Van Asperen at the Sweelinck Conservatorium.
Ms. Kim has performed in concert throughout United States, Europe and in Asia as a soloist and with numerous historical instrument ensembles including the Pierce Baroque Dance Company, the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Music’s ReCreation, and Agave Baroque. She performed at the Library of Congress with American Baroque and frequently performs with her Bay Area period instrument group; Ensemble Mirable. As a soloist, Ms. Kim has performed with Musica Angelica, Brandywine Baroque, the New Century Chamber Orchestra, and with the San Francisco Symphony. Ms. Kim frequently teaches and performs at summer music festivals throughout the world and in recent years has performed at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, the Music in The Vineyards Festival in Napa, Oregon’s Britt Festival, and as a soloist at the Assisi Music Festival in Italy.
JungHae Kim’s performances have been described as inspired, fluid, engaging, emotionally exquisite, warm, and inviting. Her unique style blends a sparkling virtuoso technique with a gentle and lyrical sensibility that makes music of this genre instantly accessible to the modern ear.
With Ensemble Mirable, Ms. Kim has released a number of fine chamber music recordings including Six Cello Sonatas by Jean Zewalt Triemer; Conversations Galantes, the music of Louis Gabriel Guillemain; and Influenza Italiana, glorious music of the Italian baroque and of composers influenced by the Italian style. She has also produced a solo recording of English Virginal Music (The Virginalists), soloed on four of J.S. Bach’s 13 harpsichord concertos with Brandywine Baroque Orchestra on a recording entitled; Johann Sebastian Bach Complete Harpsichord Concertos on Antique Instruments, released on the Plectra label, and produced an exquisite collection of harpsichord works by D’Anglebert entitled; Jean Henri D’Anglebert Pièces de Claveçin (1689). For information on how to obtain all of these superb recordings please visit the Discography tab on this website.