Gile Bae was born in 1994, in Capelle aan den Ijsel, the Netherlands. She began studying music at the age of five, showing exceptional talent as a pianist, and made rapid progress. She made her debut as a soloist in 1999 with the orchstrea in South Korea, and went on to perform in the UK, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Italy. During this time, she also performed live for radio and television broadcasts in northern Europe.
At age six Gile Bae enrolled in The Hague Royal Conservatory, where she studied under Marlies van Gent. She has won major international competitions: the Steinway & Sons International Piano Competition at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the EPTA International Piano Competition in Belgium, and the Maria Campina International Piano Competition in Portugal.