North Hills School District News Article

Senior Emma Kim featured as soloist with Butler County, Pittsburgh Youth symphony orchestras

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2022

North Hills High School senior pianist Emma Kim has a lot to be proud of!

Earlier this year, she was selected as the winner of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra's Young Artists Competition and played the 1st movement of Prokofiev’s Piano concerto No. 3, Op. 26 in C Major on March 5.

This weekend, she is performing as a soloist again, this time as the concerto competition winner for the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. She will perform at their season finale concert at Heinz Hall on Sunday, May 1.

Emma has played piano since age five, and has studied with renowned pianist Dr. Marina Lupinacci since age nine. Emma has been a Steinway Society Young Artist for the past eight years, was selected as Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist, was awarded Penn State Marian García Competition second prize, and is this year’s PYSO Concerto Competition winner, amongst others.

She plays piano for the North Hills Jazz Band and is also captain of the North Hills girls varsity tennis team.

After graduation, Emma plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University where she will double major in chemical and biomedical engineering.

We love sharing incredible accomplishments of our students and this is no exception! Congratulations, Emma!

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