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Mi-Kyung KIM

Pianist Mi Kyung KIM is presently focused as the most prospective new generation performer equipped with characteristic musical expression. She began her first piano lesson at the age of five. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Seoul National university, Master of Music from The Julliard School of Music, Professional Studies from The Mannes College of Music, and Doctor of Arts from New York University. She made her debut at New York by winning The Grand Prize in Artists International Competition.

She has had recital at Paul Hall [Lincoln Center, New York], Carnegie Hall [New York], Merkin Hall [New York], Baliko Tarnova Hall [Sofia, bulgaria], Grand Music Hall [Beijing, China], Nagoya Museum [Kyushu, Japan] and Shogetsu Hall [Tokyo, Japan] etc. Also, she was invited to perform many solo concerts with numerous orchestras all over the world such as, Gloria Chamber Orchestra in New York 1990, SUNNY Orchestra in New York 1991, Moscow National Broadcast Symphony Orchestra in Moscow 1993, Metripolitan Orchestra in New York 1995, New York Symphony Orchestra in New York 1996, Bulgaria National Broadcast Symphony Orchestra in Sofia 1998, Vienna Mozart Orchestra in Vienna 1999, Budapest concert Orchestra MAV in Budapest 2000, Brno Philharmony Orchestra in Brno 2000, Janacek Philharmony Orchestra St.Pölten, Austria 2000, Vienna Concert Verein (Chamber of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra) in Vienna 2001 and most of Korean Orchestras in Korea.

She was appointed as “the best new generation performer” by the Journal of Music in 1992. She was highly praised as “a rising star worth while to be remembered” by the Moscow News after her performing with Moscow State Broadcasting Orchestra in 1993.

Her recordings of piano solo and piano concerto works by Young Jo LEE (ASV London), W. A. Mozart (Nimbus), Schumann (Sung Eum Gramophon), C. Saint-Saens has been released on CD. Mi-Kyung KIM, one of Korea’s top Pianist, emphasizes with this lovely evocative music and brings it vividly to life with all the sensitivity and delicacy it demands. Clearly a young lady to watch. [Ian Lace, FANFARE, September 2000]. Mi-Kyung KIM’s performances are sensitive and beautifully crafted throughout, and are complemented by a very natural sound recording. [Michael Stewart, Gramophone, January 2001].

In 2001 on 13th. September she played a piano concerto Op. 27 of Robert Fuchs with Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Pecs. Since that she was very happy to become first pianist who play this unknown piano concerto in different countries, such as in Korea, China and she is also invited to first performance in Czech Republic with Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2005.

On 16th. March 2002, she is invited to performance with Czech Virtuosi Orchestra in Vienna Konzerthaus Grosser Saal, represented by the Festival of `Lange Nacht der Neuen KlängeVienna`(ISCM, International Society of Contemporary Musik, this is most important organization for new music).

She was also invited as a jury member of different international piano competitions, such as, International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, Buzoni International Piano Competition,3rd. Epinal International Piano Competition and will be attend as a jury member of Second China Shanghai International Piano Competition and so on. At present, she is professor and vice president of Como Piano Akademy in Italy.

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