Alright guys, so you all know me as Kimberly Kong the blogger, but I want you guys to meet Kimberly Kong the classical pianist! I started playing at a young age – I think I was 5 or so? That’s how long it’s been – I don’t even remember, ha. I was 9 when I had my first big performance. Playing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was nerve-racking, but it was definitely life-changing!
I went on to get my Bachelor’s in Piano Performance at Peabody – it’s part of Johns Hopkins – and my Master’s at Juilliard. I’m actually STILL in school. I know, I know, I’m a masochist. I’m currently getting my doctorate in Piano Performance and a second master’s in Musicology back at Peabs. I can’t WAIT until my students call me Doc Kong – I teach at the Peabody Prep. Doesn’t it sound like a video game of some sort?
Unfortunately, I don’t have any video clips up yet, but I will soon so stay tuned! Before I leave you all, I want to tell you guys about my fab cello-piano duo: The Ward-Kong Duo. Alicia Ward, my cellist, and I been playing together since 2011. I’d love for you guys to check out our website HERE. I think we’re pretty awesome, but I may or may not be biased, ha. We’ll be playing a bunch of concerts in the DMV area soon so make sure to keep an eye out for us. Don’t forget to support us on twitter!