Wednesday 24 April - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Invitation to Su Yeon Kim Sunbeam Theatre

Evening Piano Recital, with drinks and nibbles available

Doors open at 6:30pm, with the performance beginning at 7:30pm

The event will end at 9:00pm 

£25 per person, discounted ticket.

           

Join us for a piano recital with Steinway Prizewinner, Su Yeon Kim. Su Yeon won the First Prize at the Concours musical international de Montréal in 2021 and the second prize at the Mozart International Competition Salzburg 2020.

“Bravo! Pianist Su Yeon Kim captured the hearts of visitors” – Hamburger Abendblatt

“A remarkably sophisticated technique with incredibly detailed articulation and miniature values, she deserves words of admiration” – Opera Slovakia

“A refined, probing artist… a thought-through, fully realized interpretation, the kind you’d expect from a veteran of the recital circuit.” – Bachtrack

“How much spiritual depth there is in herself when she immerses herself in her profound musical meditations, as she did for almost two hours in this recital” -Mundoclasico

Bio

The Korean pianist Su Yeon Kim achieved international acclaim when she won the First Prize at the Concours Musical International de Montréal in 2021 and the second prize at the Mozart International Competition Salzburg 2020. A pianist of elegant and intense stage presence, sensitive fantasy of sound, and her immaculate sense of form and style are all qualities that make her one of the most impressive pianists of her generation.

Her recent debut appearance with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal under Maestro Osmo Vänskä in October 2022 marked the turning point in her career, after giving concerts in numerous prestigious venues throughout the world, such as Herkulessaal Munich, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Franz Liszt Hall Budapest, Großer Saal Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, Salle Cortot Paris, Kennedy Center Washington D.C., Hamarikyu Asahi Hall Tokyo and Seoul Arts Center, among others.

Across the latest 22/23 season, she gave recitals at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, NDR Hannover, Düsseldorf Schumann Saal, Canadian Opera Company Toronto and was invited to the Engadin Festival St. Moritz and the Festival Musiq3 Brussels, where she made the highly praised debut performance with Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra for its closing concert. Also in her native Korea, she has regularly performed in Seoul as the Artist-in-Residence of Kumho Art Hall, including recitals and chamber concerts. Highlights of the coming season include concerts in Vienna Konzerthaus and in Seoul with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden.

Her first album, Mozart Recital, was released on the Steinway & Sons Label in July 2023. Presented as ‘one to watch’ by Gramophone Magazine and ‘critics’ choice’ by International Piano Magazine, as well as one of the Album of the Year  by Allmusic choice, her performance is described as having ‘expert finger legato and a sense of air between phrases that is easier to hear than to explain’ (Gramophone), ‘full of contrasts: serious, playful, extrovert, introspective, dancing, operatic… Kim’s playing delights and illuminates’ (classical-music.com).

Su Yeon Kim has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, the Slovak Philharmonic, Orchestra dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Salzburg Orchestra Soloists, Mozarteum Sinfonieorchester and Krakow Philharmonic. Her interest and desire to learn the art of conducting an orchestra from keyboard became reality when the Steinway Prizewinner Concerts Network invited her to the Paris Play-Direct Academy of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris which culminated in a performance at Philharmonie de Paris.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Su Yeon Kim received her first piano lessons at age 5. After moving to Salzburg at age 19, she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree as well as Postgraduate study with Pavel Gililov at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and has been mentored by Paul Gulda. From 2023, she continued her study with Éric Le Sage at Musikhochschule Freiburg. Currently based in Salzburg, she has also received valuable inspiration from renowned musicians such as Alfred Brendel, Sir András Schiff, Maria João Pires, Jacques Rouvier and Robert Levin.

Discover Su Yeon Kim: Website