Dayou Kim


Dayou started her piano studies at the age of six. She studied piano at Music Prodigy Academy of Seoul Arts Centre and is currently studying under Michael Berkovsky on a full scholarship at The Taylor Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. Dayou has won numerous awards and scholarships, including 2022 The Taylor Academy Concerto Competition, 2021 Colburn School Piano Seminar Competition, 2021 Vancouver International Music Competition, 2021 Clara Schumann International Competition, 2021
Carles & Sofia Piano Competition, International Piano Competition Mozart, 2020 Young Ludwig Youth Music Competition in Germany, 2019 Korea-Asia Open Piano Competition, and 2018 Osaka International Music Competition in Japan. Dayou performed Mozart Concerto with orchestra at Unveiling Celebration of the new Hamburg Steinway in Koerner Hall. The Globe and Mail interviewed Dayou and featured: The media referred her as a prodigy. She filmed and interviewed her performance to publicity for The Royal Conservatory of Music at Koerner Hall. She has performed as Young Artist Spotlight at 2022 Rockport Chamber Music Festival in MA, USA, Vaughan International Music Festival, and as a soloist with Orchestra Toronto at Meridian Arts Centre. She has also performed in numerous competition winners’ concerts. In addition, Dayou performed in “Lang Lang 101 Pianists” at Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul, South Korea. Dayou has participated in master classes with Arie Vardi, Wha Kyung Byun, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Charles Richard-Hamelin, James Anagnoson, Michel Béroff, Alexander Mullenbach, and Attila Némethy.
She participated in the 2021 Colburn School Piano seminar and the 2022 Morningside Music Bridge on a full scholarship at New England Conservatory in Boston, USA. In addition, she has been accepted to take part in Frost Chopin Academy on a scholarship in Miami, USA, and Morningside Music Bridge on a full scholarship this summer at New England Conservatory in Boston, USA.
Besides piano, Dayou loves reading, dancing, and exploring the art of mathematics.