Su Yeon Kim

South Korea
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About This Project

Su Yeon Kim

Republic of South Korea

25 y.o.


South Korean pianist Su Yeon Kim has been described by the press as “one of the most empathetic and sincere musician among young generation”, “… has a remarkably sophisticated technique with incredibly detailed articulation and miniature values.”

She gained international recognition as a semi-finalist of both the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.

She won numerous prizes at international competitions, including:

  • the 1st and the special prize ‘Fundacion Internacional Gomez-Martinez’ at the Compositores de Espana Piano Competition in Madrid
  • the 1st prize at the J. N. Hummel International Piano Competition in Bratislava,
  • the 2nd prize at the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition
  • the 3rd prize at the Alaska International e-Piano Competition
  • the 2nd prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for the Young Musicians

She has given concerts extensively in Asia and in Europe (including the recitals in Munich Herkullessaal, Wien Mozarthaus, Budapest Bartok-Memorial House, Slovak Philharmony, Salzburg Grosser Saal, Tokyo Hamarikyu Asahi Hall, and in concert series by invitation of Kawai Piano Germany).

As a soloist she performed with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, Fairbanks Philharmony, Krakow Philharmony, Slovak Philharmony, Minnesota Orchestra and Mozarteum Sinfonieorchester.

Born in 1994, she started playing the piano at the age of 5 and studied under Prof. Choong-Mo Kang and Eunju Heo. She also has been directed by Paul Gulda. Since 2013, she has continued her studies with Professor Pavel Gililov at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg.


Envisaged programme


First round

L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53

F. Kreisler-S. Rachmaninoff: Old Viennese Melodies, Liebesfreud


Second round:

F. Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

S. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82



W.A. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat major K. 281 / 189f

R. Schumann: Humoreske in B-flat major, Op. 20

M. Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit, Scarbo



P.I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat major Op. 23