Nayoung Kim studied piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and Hanover University of Music where she completed her Konzertexamen and chamber music at the University of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin and Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo.
She has been a prizewinner of national and international piano and chamber music competitions in Berlin, Epinal, Karlsruhe, Senigallia, Trapani, Trondheim and Vienna.
Since her debut recital at the age of thirteen with twelve etudes by Chopin in Seoul she has performed as a soloist and chamber musician around the world at the venues including Vienna Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Seoul Arts Center, Shanghai Concert House, Sala Sao Paulo among others. She has given masterclasses in Qatar, Turkey and China and has been jury member of many piano and chamber music competitions.
Her performances have been broadcasted by ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission), ORF (Austrian Broadcast), RBB (Berlin Radio), NDR (North German Broadcast), KBS (Korean Broadcast) and NRK (Norwegian Broadcast).