James Kim, 12, has been studying piano with Anders Martinson since age five. James has performed widely in the Los Angeles area, including concertos with the Palisades Symphony, with the Culver City Chamber Orchestra, and with the Cal. State, L.A., Orchestra. He has also appeared on Jay Leno's Tonight Show, together with Lang Lang, the concert pianist. James has been a winner in many local, regional, and international competitions, including 1st place finishes in the Los Angeles Young Musicians International Competition, in the statewide Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Competition, and in the Glendale Piano competition, to mention but a few.