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Pianist HyeJin Kim

Praised by critics for her, “passionate…polished and expressive,” performances, a native of South Korea pianist HyeJin Kim is one of South Korea’s most thrilling young classical stars. Born in Seoul, she began playing her instrument at age five, and later enrolled at the prestigious Yewon Arts School. She furthered her studies in Germany, earning her MA in Musical Art as a “Konzertexamen” (highest distinction) from Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. She is currently continuing her studies at the Colburn School as a “Artist Diploma” with Professor Fabio Bidini.

Ms.Kim first attracted international attention at age 17 when, as its youngest participant, she won third prize in the prestigious Busoni Competition in Italy. Andrea Bonatta, the Head of the Jury, said, “I am thrilled about her flawless musicality and technique, which promises success as an internationally recognized pianist.” Since then, Ms Kim has received numerous awards including prizes at the 2008 Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the DAAD Prize, Steinway & Sons Advancement Award Competition and at the Toronto International Piano Competion.

She has performed and toured with numerous orchestras including the Hr.Sinfonieorchester, Konzerhaus orchester Berlin, Schumann Philharmonie, Praha Broadcast orchestra, Budapest symphony orchestras, Seoul, Dae-jeon, Pilsen and Moravian philharmonic orchestras, State Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Nürnberger Symphoniker and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. She has worked with noted conductors including Andreas-Orozco-Estrada, Shi-Yeon Sung, George Mester, Achim Fiedler, Ola Rudner, Tomáš Hanus, Jiri Malat and Dae Jin Kim. Ms.Kim made her major label debut in 2013 with her recording of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra under Eduard Topchjan, on Sony Classical.

She is also invited on several occasions to participate in international venues and music festivals, including the Konzerthaus of Berlin, the Herkulessaal of Munich, the Rudolfinum/Dvorak Hall and Smetana Hall of Prague, Seoul Arts Center, Napavalley Festival del sole, Klavier Festival Ruhr, The Korea Symphony Festival, Cesky Krumlov Festival, Praha Spring Festival and Kotor Arts Festival…etc and has participated in masterclasses given by by Jean-Yves-Tibaudet, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Jerome Rose, Robert Macdonald, Aquiles delle Vigne and Bernd Geotzke.

HyeJin Kim is currently represented by IMG Artists. She continues her musical performances in various venues around the world not only as a soloist but also as part of a chamber and other forms of musical challenges, and her future path is highly noticeable.


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August.23.2016 Isang Enders & JinJoo Cho & HyeJin Kim  " TRIO" IBK Chamber Hall, Seoul Arts Center     D.Shostakovich Piano Trio No.1 Op.8 c minor F.Mendelssohn Piano Trio No.1 Op.49 d minor... And D.Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 Op.67 e minor   *Further information please find below :   http://www.vincero.co.kr/project/20160823/ *For the tickets :   http://me2.do/5YuHvbA9

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An interview for Piano Magazine I November 2015(Kr)

프랑크푸르트 방송교향악단(Hr-sinfonieorchester)과의 무대를 앞두고,   콘서트 피아니스트의 지각변동 김혜진은 흔들림 없는 견고한 타건을 바탕으로 작품마다 자신의 음악적 아이디어를 신선하게 대입시키는 모습을 보였다. 베토벤․모차르트 같은 작품에서는 정교하고 세심한 건축적 해석을, 라벨․쇼팽과 같은 무대에서는 우아함과 서정성으로, 라흐마니노프․프로코피에프와 같은 작품에서는 선 굵은 패시지와 탁월한 애수 깃든 선율로 청중을 매혹시킨다. 각기 다른 성향의 레퍼토리임에도 김혜진의 연주가 돋보이는 이유는 그의 음악적 중심이자 밑바탕에 그 어떠한 레퍼토리도 안전하게 자리할 수 있을 만한 견고함이 자리하고 있기 때문이다.   인간적면서 뜨거운, 러시아음악이 좋다 첫 음반을 라흐마니노프 협주곡으로 선정했던 김혜진은 그간 국내외의 무대에서 러시아 작품에 대한 애정을 다분히

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