Orion Kim is a twelve-year old pianist from Saint Paul, MN. He studies with nationally distinguished artist/teacher, Dr. Joseph Zins, of Crocus Hills Studios. Enrolled in the Studio’s high intensity Performance Studies for the Gifted and Talented Pre-College Student, he is a member of the Premier Class. He comes from a very musical family; both of his parents are professional performing musicians, and his younger sister is also a member of the Premier Class as a student of Dr. JoAnne Link. Prior to winning first place in the 2018 Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum Mozart Concerto Competition and earning the opportunity to perform solo with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, Orion was the youngest finalist in the Saint Paul Piano Teachers Concerto Competition, and received Honorable Mention in last year’s MMTF Competition. Orion’s other great passion besides the piano is soccer, and he plays competitively for the Saint Paul Blackhawks Club.