Marianne is one of the most talented, accomplished, and versatile musicians I have ever had the pleasure to know. She regularly accompanies the top-flight professional chamber choir The Lakeside Singers. Not only does she possess incredible classical technique and sight-reading skills, I have heard her improvise jazz and accompany show tunes— she is absolutely the… Read more “Absolutely the complete package”
As a professional musician for more than forty years, I have had the privilege of working with some of the finest musicians in the country. Already in her career, Marianne can be measured against the best of the best. She is a sensitive and accomplished accompanist equally at home with classical repertoire, gospel music and… Read more “Measured against the best of the best”
Marianne Kim is the single most diverse pianist I’ve ever encountered. Her range encompasses Oscar Peterson and Rachmaninoff, chord charts and 8 stave open score reading. She is deeply musical in every sense of the word: a brilliant accompanist in any style who can also take a solo with or without a chord chart.… Read more “The single most diverse pianist”
With purity of purpose and thoughtful craftsmanship, Marianne finds the sacred in every chord. She treads softly with sensitive care, never losing the essence of the hymns, and the result is an elegant variety of pieces well-suited for sanctuary usage. The smooth, fresh sounds of these selections are gentle on the ear and enriching to the… Read more “Gentle on the ear and enriching to the soul”
I first met Marianne Kim in December 2000 when she came to Kansas City for a consultation and piano lesson with me. I was impressed with her talent at the keyboard and her passion to learn. Since that time we’ve stayed in contact and I’ve watched her grow into an amazing composer, arranger, accompanist and… Read more “A rich well of creativity within Marianne”
Marianne Kim is one of the most in-demand piano arrangers in the church music world, and once you’ve played through the arrangements on the following pages, you will understand why. In her career as a soloist, accompanist, and church musician, Marianne has mastered many styles of music, and knows how to write tastefully and authentically… Read more “One of the most in-demand piano arrangers”
Marianne Kim possesses the extraordinary and rare talents of the finest “Classical” Organist/Pianist and Consummate Jazz Keyboardist. Her Hymn Tune arrangements are always well-crafted and dignified whether conveying a sense of personal spirituality depth or clever playfulness. As a Concert Organist herself, she has a brilliant understanding of how to write for the King of Instruments.
The Moody Church in Chicago is privileged to have been a laboratory for the first performances of many of Marianne’s recently published arrangements. She is a gifted church musician, with the right combination of classical training and improvisational fluidity. Her well-honed technique and tone carry through into her arrangements, making it easy for the performer… Read more “Captivating idea and a worshipful focus”