Chaerin Im is a South Korean pianist and improviser based in Amsterdam and Seoul.
She has recorded and performed with many talented musicians including Pablo Held, Ben van Gelder, Reinier Baas, Jasper Høiby, Anton Eger, Ernst Reijseger, and Sun-Mi Hong to name a few. She can be found at different jazz festivals and venues with various live contemporary music throughout the whole of Europe.
She released an experimental improvisation album “The Back Of Beyond” in 2022 as a co-leader with producer Song youngnam under a South Korean record store/label, Sounds Good Store.
︎ Chaerin’s fascination for music started naturally from her earliest memories, influenced by her dad who is a big rock/metal music fan. In 2012, Chaerin was accepted to study at Sunhwa Art Middle School and began to learn the classical piano in earnest. While spending countless hours learning diverse music styles, she discovered her love of jazz and rock music and started to feel the desire to make her music. The year after graduating from middle school, she got accepted and started studying at the Seoul Institute of Arts to focus on contemporary jazz music. She continued her jazz piano major and collected a bachelor's degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and is currently finishing her master’s degree in Amsterdam as well.
She participates in many different projects as a pianist and composer. After releasing her co-leading album "The Back of Beyond" in 2022, she has been presenting her own music as well. She was selected as a “Jonge Makers” for Amsterdam Jazzfest 2023 and has performed at important festivals and venues all around Europe such as North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz Ahead, BIMHUIS, Unterfahrt, London Jazz Festival, Cologne Jazz Week, Moods, Oslo Jazz Festival, Minaret Records show in Los Angeles and many more.