The award winning Shea-Kim duo was formed in 2014 by husband and wife duo Brendan Shea and Yerin Kim. Since then, they have competed internationally and toured the world, performing in Belgium, Italy, Canada, South Korea, and the United States. Their awards include the Ackerman Chamber Music Award and Gold Medal at the Manhattan International Music Competition. Their performances have been broadcasted on Klara Continuo in Belgium, PBC in Seoul, and WUFT Classic in the USA. Their debut performance in Seoul, South Korea was recorded live and published by Ark Studio in 2016. Their second album, “The Sound and the Fury”, was released in November 2021 by Blue Griffin records.
The duo is also actively involved in promoting chamber music to a broader community and audiences, and regularly perform sensory friendly concerts that provide high quality chamber music for individuals and families with autism. The duo also regularly appears at several notable music festivals, including the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival, the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, the Harborfront Chamber Music Festival, and are co-founders and co-artistic directors of Chamber Music in the Bend.
Yerin Kim is an Associate Professor of Piano at Central Washington University. Brendan Shea is the concertmaster of the Boise Philharmonic and Langroise Trio Artist-in-Residence at the College of Idaho. They previously lived and worked in South Bend, Indiana where Shea was also a violinist in the Euclid quartet and Professor at Indiana University South Bend, and both Kim and Shea were on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame.
and are co-founders and co-artistic directors of Chamber Music in the Bend. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Central Washington University and Shea is the concertmaster at the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. Shea was also the violinist of the Euclid quartet and Professor at Indiana University South Bend. Previously, both Kim and Shea were on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame.