Charlie Kim is a versatile performer with several musical identities—pianist, tenor, conductor, educator, and community arts leader. He can be seen as pianist and music director for LA Opera in educational and community outreach efforts. Most recently, Charlie was a featured soloist on the Walt Disney Concert Hall Stage with the Los Angeles Master Chorale for the United We Sing concert, the world premiere of Ready, Bright by Derrick Spiva, as well as being featured as a song leader for community events like Big Sing in Grand Park. Other recent vocal appearances include Lagrime di San Pietro (Los Angeles Master Chorale world tour), Nanki-Poo in The Mikado (Pacific Opera Project), and Ojiichan/Mojave Boy in The White Bird of Poston (Los Angeles Opera Connects). Charlie will make an appearance in the summer of 2023 as guest music director and pianist for the Newport Classical Festival in Rhode Island.
Charlie is member of SAG-AFTRA, with credits as a performer onscreen, in the recording studio, and as a coach for onscreen talent. He can be heard on the soundtrack to Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker, the 2021 Grammy-winning Complete Symphonies of Charles Ives with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The Sacred Veil by Eric Whitacre with Sony Records. Has has appeared on screen with Cardi B and Weird Al Yankovich and has served as talent coach with names like JK Simmons for Amazon Studios. His commercial work is currently receiving national circulation. As a community arts leader, Charlie is the conductor and artistic director for the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale. He seeks to create more opportunities for high-quality classical music by partnering with other local performance organizations and forging supportive relationships with the City of Los Angeles. Charlie currently serves as the Director of Choirs and Orchestra at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles.