Historical Performance Résumé

Kim Pineda has performed on historical flutes, recorders, and as a conductor throughout the U.S., Canada, and on NPR. Founder and music director of Grand Cru Baroque, he has worked with leading early music players and ensembles in the U.S., and has performed at the Boston, Berkeley, Long Beach Bach, and Bloomington early music festivals, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival, and has recorded on the Focus, Centaur, and Origin Classical labels. In 2017-18 he was an Adjunct Instructor of Musicology at Sam Houston State University; in 2016-17 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology at Texas Tech University; he has taught at the University of Oregon, Seattle Pacific University, North Seattle Community College, and Indiana University, as well as at workshops sponsored by the San Francisco and San Diego early music societies, and the Seattle Recorder Society. He co-directed the Flute Extremes workshop at the University of Oregon with Molly Barth, and for 15 years directed Baroque Northwest’s Baroque Flute Boot Camp in Seattle.

As the music director of Grand Cru Baroque Kim has produced, directed, and conducted programs of chamber and orchestral music, sacred and secular music for chorus and orchestra, vocal a capella concerts, cross-genre programs with players of traditional music from around the world, and staged and concert-versions of Baroque operas.

Kim received his PhD in Musicology from the University of Oregon, the Master of Music degree from Washington University, St. Louis, and the Bachelor of Music degree from California State University Northridge. Other interests include the culinary and healing arts, cycling, and the pursuit of the ultimate cadence. In his spare time he reads non-fiction and contributes to The Fugal Gourmet food blog. For more information visit his website and YouTube channel.

Instrumental Performance Reviews

  • “Superbly accomplished” Los Angeles Times
  • “A superb exponent of the recorder and flute” Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • “A virtuoso whose faultless pitch and sensitive playing knocked me out” The Stranger
  • “Kim Pineda turned in an exceptional performance” The Oregonian
  • “Couldn’t have been much better without going into orbit” Los Angeles Weekly
  • “I am taken by the phenomenal talent of Pineda” Bloomington Voice
  • “Pineda is an effortless performer on his instruments” Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • “An expert player” Indianapolis Star
  • “A phenomenal performer” Santa Barbara News Press

conducting highlights

Henry Purcell, The Indian Queen
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Les Arts Florissants, H. 487; Acteon, H. 481

M-A Charpentier, Nativity Pastorale, H. 483; Messe de minuit pour Noël, H. 9
Heinrich Schütz, St. Matthew Passion, SWV 501