I constantly receive immense love and support from a variety of communities, friends, and families.
These have strengthened me, I feel grateful and thankful.
So I also wish to be a supportive, humble member of the Australian music community and further.

"Chloe is one of the most outstanding young people I have come across in my six years leading the Australian Art Orchestra. She is mature beyond her years as a musician with a work ethic that matches her considerable natural abilities... In addition, I have noticed that she has a gentle but very positive influence on her colleagues and seems to lead them by inspiring rather than dominating. This makes her an incredibly popular collaborator and
sought after performer at the centre of a fascinating movement of cross-cultural jazz currently on the rise in Sydney."

- Peter Knight, Composer/Trumpeter/Sound Artist/ Artistic Director of the Australian Art Orchestra, 17 April 2018

"Chloe is a remarkable young student. As a drummer, she is performing at a very high level (as evidenced by her already impressive resume of performances and collaborations) and is showing the kind of potential that could make her an exciting contributor to the Australian scene in years to come. Her enthusiasm for learning is inspiring. She practices diligently and passionately... This work ethic, coupled with Chloe’s genuinely humble and earnest nature, make her a popular student: Chloe seems to have adopted a leadership role in the course, inspiring and organising her friends and colleagues in a wide range of activities ... She has the potential to be not only a vital creative musician but also a bridge between Korean and Australian musical communities."

- Christopher Hale, Bassist/Lecturer at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, 19 April 2018

"... within each generation’s community of musicians, certain individuals stand out for their sheer commitment to creative practice, the development of a strong sense of artistic community and offering inspired artistic leadership, helping others through voluntary work in numerous contexts, and inspiring peers to work harder at their craft. Without doubt, Chloe’s enormous contributions to our music scene encompass all these attributes and more.

- Simon Barker, Drummer/Lecturer Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 26 April 2018

"Australia's emerging jazz drummer Chloe Kim. Korean-born jazz drummer Chloe Kim (22) is believed to be one of the most outstanding instrumentalists currently enrolled in the Jazz Studies Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music" - Leah Na, SBS Korean, 31 May 2018

The full interview is available here

"... Kim is the first percussionist I've heard forge an approach drawing on the innovations of Australia's master-drummer, Simon Barker"​

- John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 November 2018

The full article is available here

"Future stars paint big pictures and tiny details... certainly the future of improvised music in Sydney looks rosy in terms of the quality of the new generation of players... the gifted Kim"
John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 December 2018

The full article is available here

"Chloe is a terrific, creative young drummer. She cites The Necks as one of her influences ...
I've no doubt some extraordinary music is going to come into being  " 

Lloyd Swanton, Bassist/Member of The Necks, 5 February 2019

"Drummer Chloe Kim is one of the rising stars of the Sydney jazz and improvised music scene" 
Reuben White, AustralianJazz.Net, 8 February 2019

The full interview is available here

"Chloe is one of the hardest working and most dedicated young musicians I have encountered."

- Barney McAll, Musician/Composer, 4 March 2019

"Chloe ... you were aware of and influencing all the stories of heinous atrocity and triumphant joy. Your massive awareness encompassing all of it...
You went through all those emotions and colours. Almost like giving the whole scene it's "life review". An excellent recap and synthesis of the whole story. Great drumming!" - Mike Rivett, Saxophonist/Lecturer at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 21 May 2019

"Korean born Chloe Kim is a rising star on the Sydney jazz scene..."
- Jeremy Rose, Saxophonist/Composer, 11th September 2019

More information on Holopeak's debut album 'Summit Over' is available here

"... the break out gig for drummer/percussionist Chloe Kim, one of the most talked-about young musicians in the Sydney scene."

- 'Time Will Tell' Quartet: Barney Mcall, Jonathan Zwartz, Matt Keegan, 22nd November 2019.  Link

"Talented drummer Chloe Kim’s all-female ensemble Rain Patterns debuted with a mesmerising medley of Joni Mitchell and Judy Bailey."

- 'Women’s jazz tribute night helps girls find refuge', by South Sydney Herald, 8th April 2020

The full article is available here 

"For Kim, alone in a foreign land, Barker's deep understanding of Korean culture was a huge plus, going hand in hand with his living example of the absolute commitment required to reach for the exceptional. "I'm really excited to continue discovering and strengthening my own areas of creativity and drumming," she says. "Because that is such a strong core and resource in me now, I feel so confident and encouraged to move forward."
John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 January 2021: "A Trip to OZ that Unlocked Korea's Music"

The full article is available here

"... two of Australia's finest practitioners, Simon Barker and Chloe Kim ... Kim, a generation younger, is rapidly becoming so distinctive as to be an innovator in her own right. The days when Kim emulated Barker too closely are long gone, with their main commonalities now being breadth of palette and sense of drama."
John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 January 2021: "Disruption! drums home the message of 2020's upheaval" ★★★★

The full review is available here


Australian Defence Force (Department of Defence) - Long Tan Youth Leadership & Teamwork Award (2015)

Outstanding Achievement in Community Services (ACT Regions of Excellence) (2015)

Australian Arts Orchestra - Creative Music Intensive - Full Scholarship (2016)

Merimbula Jazz Festival - Came 5th in Jazz Quest (2016)

Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation Jazz Scholarship (2016 ~ 2019)

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Association - Chamber Music Competition (Jack Lincoln Quartet), Highly Commended (2017)

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Association - Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Scholarship - USC Thornton School of Music LA Experience (2019)

Nominated as a candidate for the Freedman Jazz Fellowship (2019)

Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Completed Bachelor of Music (Performance) (Jazz Studies) (2016~2020)

Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Henderson Tuition Fee Scholarship - Master of Music (Performance) (Research) (2020~2021) 

Nominated as a candidate for the Freedman Jazz Fellowship (2021)

Nominated as a candidate for the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award (2021)