Hyejin Kim, piano
Praised by critics as “a pianist who is truly passionate, sensitive, and musical, as an extremely polished and expressive artist”, she is the youngest 3rd prize winner of Busoni International Piano Competition 2005. Most recently, she won the 4th prize of Hong Kong International Piano Competition.
Hyejin Kim has performed internationally as soloist in recitals and with orchestras, in addition to appearing numerous times as a chamber musician. Her many recital venues include Korea, USA, Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany and China. Ms. Kim appeared as soloist with the Yaroslavl Philharmonic Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Città di Grosseto Orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta, Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín, Voronezh Philharmonic Orchestra, or Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea.
Because of her many experiences to play with different orchestras, she is anytime ready to play various repertoire like Rachmaninoff piano concerto No. 1 & No. 2, Beethoven No. 3 & No. 4 & No. 5, Schumann piano concerto, Mozart piano concerto KV 449 & KV 467 & KV 488 and so on.
Kim gives a poetic interpretation with well sung melodies and clean technique that allows her to shape the music into delicately formed arches. Her playing shows deep thought, and she controls every note and nuance.
She was invited to world famous concert halls, such as Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, Herkules Hall in Munich, Liszt Hall in Budapest, Smetana Hall & Dvořák Hall in Prague or Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome.
In 2011, Ms. Kim recorded her first CD of Rachmaninoff piano concertos No. 1 & No. 2 with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and she will continue to record all Rachmaninoff piano repertoire after this first CD.
Kim holds a Master of Musical Arts from the University of Hans Eisler in Berlin, and Bachelor Diploma from University of Berlin by Prof. Fabio Bidini.