Dongkyu Leo Kim

South Korea
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About This Project

Dongkyu Leo Kim

Republic of Korea

25 y.o.


Dongkyu Kim was born in 1994 in Seoul, Korea. At the age of 4 he received his first piano lessons. He began his artistic training at the Yewon Arts Middle School and Korea National University of Arts and received his bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University under Prof. Choong Mo Kang in 2011. He continued his studies at the Berlin University of the Arts with Prof. Elena Lapitskaja and finished his second Bachelor’s studies in 2016. Since then he has been following Master studies with Prof. Lucas Blondeel (University of the Arts Berlin) and takes regularly lessons by Prof. Wolfgang Manz (Nuremberg).

Besides his studies he took international master classes with John Perry, Gerald Fauth, Felix Gottlieb, Youg Hi moon, Markus Groh, Andre Marchand, Mi Joo Lee and Eldar Nebolsin.

Dongkyu Kim received various awards:

  • 1st prize at the Eumyoun Winter Festival competition (South Korea)
  • 1st prize at the KAMA, Korean-American International Competition
  • Golden Medal of the Music Education News Competition (Seoul)
  • 1st prize at the Korea-China International Piano Competition
  • 3rd prize at Beethoven Competition (Seoul)
  • 3rd prize at Brahms Competition (Weimar)

He was invited to the Concours de Genève (2018) and to the Sendai International Music Competition (2019).


Envisaged programme


First round

L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110

A. Scriabin: Fantasie in B minor Op. 28


Second round

J. Brahms: Four Pieces for Piano Op. 119

B. Bartók: Suite Op. 14, Sz. 62, BB 70

F.J. Haydn: Piano Sonata in C major Hob. XIV:50



C. Vine: Five Bagatelles

C. Debussy: L’isle joyeuse L. 106

M. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition



L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58