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Born in Korea, MIHI KIM began studying flute at an early age. At ten years old Alain Marion noticed her, and she traveled to Europe to continue her studies with him, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Andras Adorjan, Aurèle Nicolet, Paul Meisen and Pierre-Yves Artaud. In France and Germany she distinguished herself by training at some of the finest music schools: Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Hochschule für Musik in Munich (where she earned her Master’s degree), and the ‘perfectionnement’ level at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where she also earned the French national teaching award (CA) for her instrument.
Ms. Kim has also participated in numerous international competitions. Among her honors are first prize at the International Music Competition of Bayreuth in 2000 and a laureate of the fifth Jean-Pierre Rampal International Flute Competition in Paris in 1998.
Her passion for new techniques is the origin of her first interactive flute method for beginners, “Fluting Up!” and “Fluting Up LS”. They are currently published in 6 languages. (Editions du Leitmotiv, Paris).
Ms. Kim is currently pursuing her career as an international soloist in Europe, America (North and South) and Asia, and regularly gives master classes in France and abroad. She has taught in Germany, Korea, Taiwan, Serbia, Japan, Slovenia, USA, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, England, Chile and Russia, and will soon appear in Brazil, Canada and China.
Her collaboration with the composer Régis Campo led her to produce two CDs - “Autoportraits”, published by Mandala/Harmonia Mundi, and a second disc on the Aeon label. She also published 2 CDs on the Harp and co label, available also on iTunes store. Her first solo album "Le Cavalier Bleu" with the pianist Bertrand Giraud is recently released under the label Anima Records and critically reclaimed.
She currently is Professor at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot” for Flute and at the CRD Conservatory of Issy-Les- Moulineaux, Paris. She has also been a member of the contemporary music specialized Ensemble Multilatérale and Ensemble l’itinéraire, Paris (2004-2015) and is a Miyazawa International Artist, promoted by Miyazawa Flutes Inc. Japan, USA and Alto Musique - Flute Studio France.