Mariya Kim was born in Sevastopol (Ukraine) in a musician family. At the age of 6 she started to study the piano at the Music-school in Sevastopol (Prof.Valeria Romanenko), where she graduated in 1998 under her mother Prof. Tatiana Kim.
In 1998 she entered the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover (Germany) under Prof. Vladimir Krainev.
In the last years, Mariya Kim has been named a top prizewinner at 18 International Piano Competitions, to name one of those: 1st Prize at the International Piano Competition In Memory of V.Horowitz", 1st Prize at the Patras International Piano Competition, 1st Prize at the "Piano Campus" International Piano Competition, 1st Prize at the VI Paderewski International Piano Competition, 1st Prize at the Concorso Internazionale Pianistico "Scriabin", 1st Prize at the Concorso Internazionale Pianistico "Camillo Togni", Winner of the International Piano Competition "Maria Callas Grand Prix", 1st Prize at the China Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition, 1st Prize at the "XVII Concorso Internationale per Pianoforte e Orchestra Citta di Cantu", Prizewinner of the Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, finishing with the 1st Prize at the 4th Seoul International Music Competition in Korea and 1st Prize at the Jose Iturbi International Music Competition in Los Angeles (USA) in 2008.
Concert engagements have taken Ms. Kim throughout Ukraine and Russia and to Poland, Germany, Austria, Holland, Italy, France, Taiwan, Greece, Turkey, Malaysia, Korea, China and USA. She has performed with the Orchestra "Haydn" of Bozano and Trento, Ukraine Philarmonic Orchestra, Athens Symphony Orchestra, Poland's Philharmonia Baltica Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, St.-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine State Symphony Orchestra, Opole Philarmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio "Amadeus", Incheon Philarmonic Symphony Orchestra, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, Orchestre National d'Île de France and the Korean National Symphony Orchestra among others.
Most important in the 2009/10 season were performances with the Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio "Amadeus", Incheon Philarmonic Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National d'Île de France, as well as the recitals at the Philharmonic Hall of Warsaw, at the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki Zdrój in Poland, at the International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York and the recording or the 2nd Piano Concerto by S.Rachmaninov with the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra.
In 2010 Mariya performed through Germany, at the famous "Chopin in the Colours of Autumn" festival in Poland and with the various Polish symphony orchestras, including the performance of the Polish Fantasy by I.Paderewski with the Warsaw Philharmonic orchestra on the occasion of the Independence Day of Poland.
In 2011 she graduated the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in professor Piotr Paleczny class.
She was recently the recipient of a Yamaha Foundation award in recognition of her accomplishments. Mariya has recordings for Radio and TV. In 2009 she made a recording of her debut CD with works by R.Schumann for the Naxos Label.