Born in Hyeres, Kim Bernard began studying piano at the age of five. He graduated from the Toulon conservatoire at the age of 12 and two years later joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSDM) of Lyon where he graduated aged 19.
He then began a concert cycle at the Paris regional conservatory and from April last year he was selected with other talented young musicians to play in the first part of the concerts during Gautier Capuçon's "Un été en France" tour.
He has since become the first laureate of his foundation. As such, he recorded his first CD with Warner Classics / Erato in the collection “Fondation Gautier Capuçon”. He has given recitals at the Mucem in Marseille and in festivals in the Var region and as part of the Young talents programs at the Petit Palais in Paris.
A fine improviser, he also has an eclectic range - inspired by his jazz heroes such as Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner and Charles Mingus and his other great musical hero, Johann Sebastian Bach.