Kim, who joined the Linfield music faculty this fall, will present a solo program featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s “Eighth Sonata,” the scherzos of Frédéric Chopin and his own transcription of Maurice Ravel’s “La Valse.” At age ten, he made his public performance debut on one day’s notice when he substituted for an ailing Vladimir Horowitz at Carnegie Hall. Since then he has performed solo throughout the U.S. and Europe and at chamber music recitals.
During the 1998-99 concert season, Kim was selected by Carnegie Hall to participate in the European Concert Hall Organization’s “Rising Stars” program. He is active as a composer and arranger, with an original song cycle and a piano-contrabass arrangement of Piazzolla tangos and a publication of his new solo piano transcription of Ravel’s “La Valse.” A dedicated chamber musician, Kim has performed in the chamber music master classes of Robert Levin and Menahem Pressler and coached with Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma and others. He is the winner of the 2008 concerto competition and performed Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 with the Eastman Philharmonia.
He holds a bachelor’s of arts in music from Harvard University and a master’s in music from the Eastman School of Music, where he also just completed the requirements for the D.M.A.
Admission is free and the event is open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Music. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or go to www.linfield.edu/arts.