The American pianist and music pedagogue, Kori Bond, began her piano studies at age 6 with Florence Brinton in Salt Lake City. She graduated with B.A. & B.S. degrees in 1992 from Walla Walla College. She completed a masterís degree in piano performance at Northern Illinois University in 1994; and a doctorate in piano performance at Indiana University in 1999. Her other primary piano teachers were Edward Auer, Donald Walker, and Leonard Richter. She also studied chamber music extensively with György Sebők, Leonard Hokanson, members of the Vermeer Quartet, and faculty at the Sarasota Music Festival where she studied for two summers. While a student, Kori Bond was a prize-winner in several regional and national competitions.
Kori Bond joined the Idaho State Unibersity (ISU) Faculty in 1999. She coordinates the piano program, teaches piano and related courses, and directs the Preparatory Piano Program. She has performed in many states as a solo and collaborative artist and as a soloist with orchestra. She frequently appears in concert as a soloist, with her sister Karlyn Bond, a pianist and member of the music faculty at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, as well as with ISUís Trio Lyrique, and with other colleagues at ISU. She has also performed with such esteemed artists as soprano Diane Ragains, internationally renowned violinist Corey Cerovsek, flutist Christina Jennings, and violist Roland Glassl, along with many others. Recent performances include a performance of W.A. Mozartís Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major with the Idaho Falls Symphony, recitals at Boise State University, Westminster College of Salt Lake City, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Albertson College, the University of Montana, Brigham Young University, Walla Walla College, and recitals on the Temple Square Concert Series in Salt Lake City and the Sherman Clay Recital Series in Seattle. At ISU, she has given numerous solo and collaborative concerts, and in November will perform Manuel de Fallaís Nights in the Gardens of Spain with the Idaho State Civic Symphony. She has also been a guest artist at the Sierra Music Festival in Mammoth Lakes, California, where she performed and coached chamber music. She is also a frequent adjudicator and clinician throughout the West.
In March, 2007, Kori Bondís recording of the Complete 24 Preludes and Fugues of Dmitri Shostakovich was released on Centaur Records.