UPCOMING CONCERT INFORMATION:
Faculty Solo piano Recital
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 8 PM
Leshowitz Recital Hall, Montclair State University
“...her Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableau in A minor was
a marvel of clarity and exciting energy- it was
simply the best performance among any other performers' live or
recording.” - Peninsula Reviews -
".... she has obviously crafted interpretation
with great care...' - Los Angeles International Liszt Competition News -
" To Youn-Hee: with or without competitions, You will be
a fantastic artist!" - Mm. Alicia de Larrocha -
Pianist Youn-Hee Bang Kim, born in South Korea and naturalized with U.S citizenship, garnered
much acclaim from international audiences and critics alike for her impressive combination of virtuosic technique
and colorful musicality. Being the first recipient of Alicia de Larrocha Scholarship and being highly praised by
the legendary pianist, Alicia de Larrocha who wrote to Kim; “Youn-Hee, with or without competitions, You will be
a fantastic artist!”
Youn-Hee began her piano studies at age five and attended the Yewon School of Music and Arts. She graduated
from the Sungshin Women’s University with highest honors and continued her studies with Alfons Kontarsky
in Salzburg, Austria. Then, she came to the United States and studied with Eduardo Delgado and Philip Kawin.
She holds DMA degree from the Stony Brook University, which offered her a full-tuition scholarship during her
pursuing the degree.
Her numerous awards include high honors at the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition,
Virginia Waring International Competition, as well as Concur Internacional de Piano d'escaldes-engordany, and
the first prize and the best performance award of the 2000 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, first prize at
the CPMTA (California Professional Music Teachers Association) Sonata Competition, grand prize at the
Music Associates Performance Award Competition in Southern California and the National Music Competition for
Young Students in South Korea, and prizes at the International Peninsula Young Artist Music Festival Competition,
Carmel Piano Competition and Samik Piano Competition in Korea.
Performing with orchestras throughout Europe, the United States and S. Korea, Dr.Kim has appeared with the
International Chamber Ensemble of Rome, L'orchestra de Perugia, NewYork Symphony Orchestra, and Gahng-Nahm
Symphny in Korea. In addition, her solo engagements have presented her at such venues as the Seoul Arts Center,
Se-Jong Art Center (in S. Korea), the Wiener Saal (in Austria), and the City Hall (in Andora, Spain.)
Including her teachers in South Korea such as Young Joo Hong, Gahng-Soon Lee, and Bo-Mee Ihm,
she has been coached by Alicia de Larrocha, Ilana Vered, Gilbert Kalish, Dina Yoffe, Natalia Trull, Danielle Epstein,
Norma Fisher, Garry Graffman, Igor Kipnis, Louis Lortie, Seimour Berstein, and Oxana Yablonskaya among others.
She also took chamber music choaching from such Emerson String Quartet members as Philip Setzer,
Lawrence Dutton, Eugene Drucker at the Stony Brook University.
Recently, Youn-Hee was invited to perform at Music Fest Perugia in Italy, and also she was invited by
Alichia de Larrocha Scholarship Foundation in Southern California to perform at the Meng Hall Concert Hall
for the Tribute Concert for a legendary pianist Mm. de Larrocha. Dr. Kim currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor
at the Montclair State University and the Preparatory Center for Arts of the university.
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