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Kyunghoon Kim

Kyunghoon Kim

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Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kyunghoon Kim began studying piano at the age of nine. He took professional piano lessons beginning at age 14, subsequently playing a Mozart piano concerto with the Solideo Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea. He studied at Seoul Arts High School and graduated summa cum laude from Seoul National University, where he studied with HyoungJoon Chang and majored in piano performance. Kim earned his M.M. in Piano Performance at the IU Jacobs School of Music, where he is currently pursuing his D.M. under the guidance of Arnaldo Cohen. Kim won first prize at the inaugural Hanoi International Piano Competition in Vietnam and also won at several national competitions, including the Korea Piano Society Competition and the Haneol Music Competition in Korea. He has performed with the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra and the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra, and he has given many recitals in Korea, including in the Schumann Festival at Seoul National University and in Youngsan Grace Hall. He is a young artist with the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation and performed in a Young Artist Series recital. He also performed Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with Maestro Stuart Malina last year and played Liszt Second Piano Concerto with Maestro Arthur Fagen this year with Indiana University Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the piano concerto competition at IU, where he was praised for ‘not only the bombastic, but intensely musical, rich in nuances, introspective, lyrical’ performance by Herald Times. He has participated in master classes with Julian Martin, Barbara Nissman, Boris Berman, Jacques Rouvier, Eduard Halim, Lydia Artymiw, and Barry Snyder.

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