Sae-Jung Kim was born in Taegu in South Korea. She began to learn the piano and the dance at the age of five and gave her first performance three years later. She took first prize at the Korean National Competition and undertook numerous tours with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Korean National Orchestra. She studied music at the Seoul National University. Winner of the International Music Competition, she took first prize from the Faculty of Music and received the Medal of ”Great Artist of Korea”. These honors made her the subject of several newspaper articles and afforded her numerous opportunities to perform both on radio and television.
To continue her studies and prove her talent, she left Korea for Europe. She became the special student of Nicole Henriot at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels where she won first prize in piano and in chamber music. Then she further studied in Germany with Paul Badura-Skoda and in Austria with Stanislas Neuhaus.
Her celebrity increased. She is regularly invited to perform a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary music at various events on most continents. She also recorded in France, Belgium, Korea and China.
Music critics recognize in her a rare musical talent, which permits her to succeed equally with classical, romantic or contemporary genres whether as a soloist, with an orchestra or in the intimacy of a chamber music group.
For many years, she taught the piano at various music schools of Benelux. She currently shares her time between teaching master classes and playing in concert all over the world. She also holds a PhD in musicology from the Sorbonne University.
A few years ago, she created the Acronote Company, a musical- dance and acrobatic spectacle that plays in Korea and in France and gave her the opportunity to renew with the world of dance.
Sae-Jung Kim was awarded the Knighthood of the National Order of Merit by the French Government in 2008.