Tina (Inah) Kim studied under the tutelage of Rae de Lisle since the age of 12 and has completed her master’s degree in performance music at the University of Auckland in 2016.
As a pianist Tina has been active in competitions from a young age and has made many achievements throughout out the years.
In 2010 she was a finalist in the National Christchurch Piano Competition and in the following year gained first prize at the Auckland University’s Gala Concerto Competition. She also received first prize at the 2012 National Young Performer Awards.Tina was invited to perform as a soloist with the Auckland symphony Orchestra more than two times in venues such as the Town hall and the Bruce Mason Centre.
Tina has a special love and interest for chamber music. In 2013, Tina was the winner of the Royal Overseas League/Pettman Scholarships performing as the pianist of the Trinity trio. This allowed her piano trio to tour different places in the UK giving performances while attending international music festivals receiving intense coaching from internationally renowned musicians. The following year the piano trio was invited to attend the Pablo Casals Music Festival in France and made it to the finals of the Brahms International Chamber Music Competition held in Austria. Last year the trio went on a performance tour around New Zealand and gave ten concerts. Besides her performing career Tina has many years of experience in accompanying for choirs and musicians and has been teaching piano privately since 2010 after undergoing a pedagogy course from the university.