An organist who “stretches the limits of the instrument."

Such are words that reviewers have used to describe organist Yun Kyong Kim. Widely hailed for her vibrant and original recital programming, she takes great care in presenting innovative programs designed to thoroughly engage her listeners. Indeed, what sets Yun (pronounced “Yoon") apart is her mission to make as many friends of the organ as possible.

Lauded for her innate musicality and prodigious technique, Yun is a prize winner at both regional and national organ competitions. Combined with her warm embracing personality, she is a passionate ambassador of the organ for audiences of all levels of musical sophistication. Be it lighter fare, hard-hitting jazz, lush romantic transcriptions, engaging contemporary music, or organ works ranging from early music to Dupré’s monumental Stations of the Cross, Yun's diverse and creative approach resonates with both casual music lovers and seasoned musicians alike. As one audience member recently stated, “I’ve never seen so many people leaving an organ recital with smiles on their faces!"

She has been a featured solo artist at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Washington National Cathedral, Ohio University and Miami University performing arts series, and conventions of the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists. Her performances have been broadcast nationally on Pipedreams, Seattle Public Radio’s From the Organ Loft program and on Dayton Public Radio. She holds a doctoral degree in organ performance from Indiana University and serves on the faculty at Sinclair Community College and as organist/choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton, Ohio.