Sophia Kim Cook
Born in Montréal, Canada Sophia Kim Cook pursued piano studies first at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal, finishing at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, receiving both her Bachelor’s with Honors and Masters of Music there. Described as “a steadying presence at the piano” (Washington Post) and “a virtuosic piano backbone” (DC Arts Beats), Ms. Kim Cook is a sought out collaborative pianist and orchestral pianist, having played for a myriad of soloists and ensembles, including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and the Maryland and Alexandria Symphony Orchestras. She is also principal pianist of the Washington Master Chorale as well as collaborative pianist for many conferences and workshops including the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and the American Trombone Workshop. Sophia is a musician with the Chamber Dance Project, a company that emphasizes the partnership between musicians and dancers, joining both live music and contemporary ballet on stage together. She is also part of Sound Impact, which is a collective of musicians dedicated to igniting positive change through education programs and concerts, and educational residencies for Incarcerated Youth. In 2018, she joined the Boulanger Initiative, as a Performance Ambassador, promoting works by women composers. Along with her busy performing schedule, Ms. Kim Cook has dedicated her free time to teaching early childhood music at Levine Music for their Outreach program in Southeast D.C.