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Su Yeon Kim

Su Yeon Kim was born in 1994, began her piano studies at the age of 5 with her teacher Eun-ju Heo, and studied with Professor Choong-Mo Kang and Chong-Pil Lim at The Korean Institute for the Gifted in Arts and at the Korea National University of Arts. Since 2013, she has continued her studying with Professor Pavel Gililov at the University Salzburg Mozarteum.

She has won the 1st prize and the special prize ‘Fundacion Internacional Gomez-Martinez’ at the “Compositores de Espana” Piano Competition in Madrid (2014) and the 1st prize at the J. N. Hummel International Piano Competition in Bratislava (2014) and the gold prize at the Asia Chopin International Piano Competition in both solo and concerto session (2005 and 2008). She also won the 2nd prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for the Young Musicians (2009) and the Hamamatsu Music Piano Academy Competition (2013), and has been a third prize-winner at the Minnesota International e-Piano Junior Competition (2011). Most recently Su Yeon Kim has been a semifinalist at the 17th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015) and at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2016).

Su Yeon Kim has performed in concerts extensively in Korea, Japan, and in Europe, including the recitals in Munich Herkullessall, Wien Mozarthaus, Bartok-Memorial House in Budapest, Slovak Philharmony, Samsung Concert Hall in Suwon and in concert series by invitation of Kawai Piano Germany. As a soloist she had performed with numerous orchestras like Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, Poland Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteum Sinfonieorchester, and Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra.

She has appeared Radio Classic, which belongs to the KBS(Korean Broadcasting System), as a remarkable young artist.


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53
I. Allegro con brio
II. Introduzione. Adagio molto
III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo

Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915) Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, Op. 19
I. Andante
II. Presto

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) Sonata in D Major, K. 96

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82
I. Allegro moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Tempo di valser, lentissimo
IV. Vivace

Franz Schubert (1797–1828) Sonata in G Major, D. 894
I. Molto moderato e cantabile
II. Andante
III. Minuetto. Allegro moderato – Trio
IV. Allegretto

Frederic Chopin (1810–1849) Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Scherzo. Molto vivace
III. Largo
IV. Finale. Presto non tanto; Agitato

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
I. Molto allegro ed agitato
II. Andante con moto tranquillo
III. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace
IV. Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943) Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 43