Sunday, November 17, 2019
Antonello Hall, MacPhail Minneapolis Campus
Since making her professional debut at age 13 performing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, pianist Kyung Kim has performed widely to critical acclaim in concerto, recital and chamber music performances throughout Asia, North America, and Europe.
Praised for her “hypnotic” and “captivating” performances, recent concerto appearances have included the Winnipeg, Madison, Milwaukee, St. Cloud, Lawrence University, University of Minnesota, the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, Jeonju Symphony Orchestra (South Korea), and the Korean Symphony Orchestra (Seoul). Other concerts have included solo and chamber music performances for the Niagara International Summer Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, International Bartok Seminar and Festival, Mozarteum International Summer Academy, the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, and the Colonial Chamber Series. Dr. Kim has also been featured in repeated solo recital invitations for Wisconsin Public Radio and Television, Chicago’s Live from WFMT, Brandon University’s pro series, and the University of Winnipeg Virtuosi Series. This coming season will include concerto appearances with the Quad City Symphony in Iowa, and various solo and chamber music appearances including an all-Brahms chamber music program with Ariana Kim, violin.
An avid chamber musician, Dr. Kim has collaborated internationally with such prominent musicians such as Paul Edmund Davies, Leone Buyse, James Campbell, and David Perry. She has also been heard in radio broadcasts for NPR, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Korean Broadcasting System. A popular clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Kim has presented master classes throughout the U.S., Canada, South Korea, and China, also serving as chamber music coach at the Green Lake Summer Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, resident pianist and artistic advisor to the Brandon Chamber Players, and Artistic Director of Mayfest in Manitoba, Canada.
Born into a musical family, Dr. Kim is a graduate of Seoul National University (BM and MM), and holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the tutelage of Howard Karp. A popular clinician and adjudicator, she is regularly invited to present master classes throughout the U.S., Canada, China, and South Korea. Her students have garnered top competitive awards in the U.S. and Canada, including the University of Minnesota Concerto Competition, Madison Symphony (Final Forte), Lacrosse, Menominee Falls, and Fox Valley Concerto Competitions, and the Piano Arts, American Protégé and the National Canadian Music Competition (CMC). Chair of the Keyboard Division and Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) School of Music, Dr. Kim has previously served on the piano faculties at Brandon University (MB), Lawrence University (WI), Beloit College (WI), and Ripon College (WI). She is Founder/Director of the Minnesota International Piano Camp which is held annually at the University of Minnesota (z.umn.edu/pianocamp).