Eunjin Kim is a pianist and composer based in Mississauga, currently finishing her studies as a fourth-year student in Humber College.
She was born and raised in the small South Korean town of Hamyang, where there was no contemporary music teachers available to her. As a self-taught pianist from the age of ten, she played at her local church until she went to university. Although she wanted to pursue music then, her studies were in a completely unrelated field, and didn’t start studying music until after immigrating to Canada and the birth of her second son 10 years later.
Although she never formally studied music until then, she was always passionate about music; always listening to a wide variety of genres, learning to play jazz and other contemporary styles, even arranging music when she had the chance. This experience of being exposed to many different styles and genres of music has had a positive influence on the variety of sounds and styles she uses in her compositions today. Her musical influences include Keith Jarrett, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ennio Morricone, Teddy Wilson, Fred Hersch, Arve Henriksen, the RH Factor, Musiq Soulchild and Korean traditional sound.
She is the recipient of the Newton Garwood Memorial Long & McQuade Award, Dave Stillwell Arranging Award, and Brian Harris Memorial Award, received as a student at Humber College. She has also composed the music for two short films, “Garden Salad” and “The Year of the Rat”
She is the proud mom of three boys, while finishing her studies in the last semester of her program, exploring opportunities in performing, composing and arranging.