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Pianist HyeJin Kim

Praised by critics for her “passionate…polished and expressive” performances, pianist HyeJin Kim is one of South Korea’s most thrilling young classical stars. Born in Seoul, she began playing piano at age five, and later enrolled at the prestigious Yewon Arts School. She furthered her studies in Germany, earning her master of art in musical art as a “Konzertexamen” (highest distinction) from Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik Hanns
Eisler. She recently received an artist diploma at the Colburn School in its Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Fabio Bidini.
Ms. Kim has received numerous awards including prizes at the 2008 Hong Kong International Piano Competition, DAAD Prize, Steinway & Sons Advancement Award Competition, and Toronto International Piano Competition. She has performed and toured with numerous orchestras such as the Russian State Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Orchester, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Praha Broadcast and Budapest Symphony Orchestras; Bohuslav Martinů, Seoul, Dae-jeon, Pilsen, and Moravian Philharmonic Orchestras; the State Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, and the Hessischer Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester. She has worked with noted conductors including Eliahu Inbal, Carl St. Clair, Christoph Poppen, Achim Fiedler, Yehuda Gilad, Tomáš Hanus, Shi-yeon Sung, Dae Jin Kim, Jiri Malat, and Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
Ms. Kim has been invited to participate in international venues and music festivals including the Konzerthaus of Berlin, Herkulessaal of Munich, Rudolfinum/Dvorak Hall and Smetana Hall of Prague, Seoul Arts Center, Marvão Music Festival, Napa Valley Festival, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Korea Symphony Festival, Cesky Krumlov Festival, Praha Spring Festival, and Kotor Arts Festival, among others. Ms. Kim has participated in master classes with artists such as Jean-Yves-Thibaudet, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Jerome Rose, Robert McDonald, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Bernd Geotzke, John O’Connor, Arnold Steinhardt, Clive Greensmith, Martin Beaver, Robert Lipsett and the Opus One Quartet.
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 led by Eduard Topchjan, on Sony Classical. In 2016, Ms. Kim made her Carnegie Hall recital debut

performing music of Scarlatti, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Barber, and Gershwin. She made her west coast debut with George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with MUSE/ IQUE.
HyeJin Kim is a faculty member of the Colburn Community School of Performing
Arts and Colburn pre-college division. She is also a resident artist with the Salastina Music Society.


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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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November 16, 2020
  • D.Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.1

    November 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Lotte Concert Hall, South Korea, Seoul Songpa-gu 신천동

    With Korean Chamber Orchestra

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