HyeJin Kim

Piano

Biography

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 her instrument at age five, and later enrolled at the prestigious Yewon Arts School. She furthered her studies in Germany, earning her MA in Musical Art as a “Konzertexamen” (highest distinction) from Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. She currently continues her studies at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles with Professor Fabio Bidini.

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Reviews

“Kim’s reading struck me as nearly perfect, each phrase had been thought out and the articulation was meticulous yet emotionally shaped. The last chords in the funereal second movement were not just two sides of the same board but studies in contrasting colors.”

Mike Dunham

Alaska Dispatch News

“In aller Klarheit zeichnen sich die einzelnen Anschläge ab, und doch verbinden sich die Töne zu einem singenden Ganzen, einem verinnerlichten zarten Schweben, dem jede affektierte schwärmerische Gefühlsgeste fremd ist. (Each touch is made with clarity, and yet the sounds combine as if singing, and the whole is imbued with an impassioned yet delicate sound.)”

Armin Knauer

Reutlinger General Anzeiger

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“Hye-Jin Kim scheint mit ihren Händen Pirouetten auf den Tasten zu drehen, sie springt über mehrere Oktaven, um dann in anderen Passagen wieder verträumt entlang fließender Harmonien zu mäandern. (Hye-Jin Kim’s hands appear to pirouette on the keys: she jumps over several octaves and then, in other passages, allows harmonies to dreamily flow.)”

WAZ-Witten, by Cindy Riechau (Recital at Klavier Festival Ruhr)