DoYeon Kim is a Gayageum player who is making her own genre of music by incorporating Korean Music, World Music, Free Jazz, Jazz, and Improvisation. She makes an effort to share and bring a new and broader approach to music, focusing in the context of Korean music, improvisation, and unique technique development. Experienced in traditional Korean music and modern works alike, DoYeon has performed several of her own solo recitals and concerts in Asia, America, South America and Europe.
In 2018, DoYeon released improvisational music album which is called “Macrocosm” with Joe Morris. Her album is reviewed as “ an impressive and captivating example of incredible skill and a diversity of approaches from players…. Highly recommended.” In 2017, DoYeon released her album (GaPi), followed by a sold out release concert in Korea. GaPi was later nominated in 2018 for a Korean Music Award, Korea’s version of the Grammys, in the crossover album category. Furthermore, she was selected as an 2018 Emerging Artist Award at St. Botolph Club Foundation.
She has performed alongside the distinguished improvisors: Joe Morris, Agusti Fernandez, Barry Guy and Anthony Coleman. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts regularly invites her to play in the ‘Lunar New Year Music Performance’ and she has performed several times at New York City’s The Stone. DoYeon was chosen by the Korean Department of Culture as one of the few Gayageum musicians for the Seoul Youth Delegation tour of Japan. Her band ‘Kim Do Yeon Band’ was invited to perform Berlin and Budapest, where their new direction in music was well received. In Budapest, their performances were described as “everlasting, timeless, space-barred…unforgettable, overwhelming.” DoYeon also founded the ‘JaYu Quartet’, which was selected as an honors ensemble in 2015-2016 by the New England Conservatory.