Jooyoung Kim plays Haydn, Rachmaninov & Liszt | MSR Classics MS1636

Jooyoung Kim plays Haydn, Rachmaninov & Liszt


Label: MSR Classics

Cat No: MS1636

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 1st December 2017



An active recitalist, soloist and chamber musician, South-Korean-born pianist Jooyoung Kim has been critically acclaimed on international stages for her dazzling technique, superb musicianship and exquisite artistry. Since making her debut at the age of twelve as a soloist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Kim has presented numerous solo and chamber recitals in Korea, Japan, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Russia and the United States. She has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Yonsei Sinfonietta, Yale Symphony Orchestra and the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have been broadcast live on radio stations throughout the United States.

Kim has given solo recitals in numerous concert series, including the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Pianists of the World Series at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Atelier Concert Series, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Falcone-Borsellino Hall, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Kaluga Philharmonic Hall, Kumho Art Hall and Sejong Cultural Center. She has also performed in music festivals, including Yong-Pyung Music Festival, Busan Piano Festival, International Piano Festival in Spain, Courchevel International Music Festival, Internationale Klavierakademie Murrhardt, Aria International Summer Academy and Festival of New Music.

A sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician, Kim has performed with renowned singers and instrumentalists, including flutists Bonita Boyd, Camilla Hoitenga and Jim Walker, soprano Nova Thomas, cellists Natalia Gutman and Julia Lichten, violinist Piotr Milewsky, and members of the American Piano Trio and Trio Harmonia. Kim’s passion for contemporary music has led her to numerous collaborations with composers, giving acclaimed premiere performances of new works. She has also presented recitals, lectures and master classes for colleges, universities and music teachers’ organizations and national conferences throughout the United States.

An award-winning artist, Kim has taken top prizes in numerous competitions, including the Joong-Ang National Music Competition, Kingsville International Piano Competition, IBLA Grand Prize International Competition, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition, Ball State University Graduate Concerto Competition, International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition, Montpelier Classical Recital Competition, Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition and Taneyev International Chamber Ensemble Competition. A winner of the Yonsei Debut Award, she has also won grants and fellowships, including two Aspire Creative Arts grants.

Kim, who holds degrees from Yonsei University, Universität der Künste Berlin and Ball State University, currently serves on the piano faculty at Indiana University East and Indiana University Kokomo. She has also taught at Ball State University and Indiana Wesleyan University.

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