review-27th June 2014

25 June 2014, Recital in Stationer’s Hall, London – City of London Festival

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/26/sunwook-kim-review-stationers-hall-london

 

“The swell of suspended harmonies was perfectly controlled, the chords perfectly struck and voiced, and Kim always kept the sense of restless searching at just the right level of intensity”

news-15th April 2014

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung
Recording – Review

“Kim and Chung seem very much on the same wavelength, interpretatively, from the opening flourish onwards, and they surmount this work’s tricky transitions with great naturalness… The finale has an infectious energy to it, Kim making the trenchant rhythms sound lithe rather than obstreperous. “

review-19th August 2013

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

By George Hall, The Guardian

“… the finale benefited from his energetic attack and immaculate fingerwork, while some historically informed touches gave individuality to Karabits’s astute management of the orchestral accompaniment.”

review-2nd May 2013

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

By John Packwood, The Bristol Post

“The finale skips along at great speed and at times the soloist was getting so engrossed in the music that he rose from the stool. This was an incredibly mature performance worthy of the tremendous ovation.”

news-18th June 2014

Unsuk Chin – Piano Concerto

review-20th December 2013

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 
Philharmonia Orchestra, Juraj Valčuha

http://www.classicalsource.com/

“His playing here of Beethoven was intelligent and probing, crisp and considered, always respectful but displaying much character, the recesses of the music not overlooked and he balanced ideally strength with poeticism.”

review-19th August 2013

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

By Neil Fisher, The Times

“Kim repaid the investment by allowing every voice in this concerto to speak, shirking grand gestures and playing with absorbing concentration and nuance.”

review-1st May 2013

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

By Mike Marsh, Bournemouth Echo

“A pianist of cogent authority, as was so readily apparent here, his steady pace in the opening movement added a sense of poetry to the melodic phrases, innate power to the solos and majesty in conclusion.”

news-22nd May 2014

In 2014/15 season, Sunwook Kim is going to be the artist-in-residence of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He shall be performing two concerts, joining up with Amyn Merchant and Jesper Svedberg for a performance of Beethoven’s monumental Triple Concerto for piano, violin and cello, as well as tackling Rachmaninov’s towering Third Piano Concerto for the first time. For his piano recital he will perform Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

review-19th August 2013

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

Bachtrack.com

“Kim placed pianissimos always on the edge of disappearance so that the audience almost had to strain to hear; the effect was spellbinding, particularly in the simple but shattering cadenzas of the second movement.”

news-25th June 2013

On 14 August 2013 Sunwook Kim will make his BBC proms debut alongside the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits. Sunwook will be performing Beethoven’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 3 in a concert that also includes Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony and...

news-16th April 2013

In May 2013 Sunwook Kim will release his debut recording on Deutsche Grammophon. He performs Beethoven’s glorious ‘Emperor Concerto’ accompanied by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Myung-Whun Chung. The Concerto is also paired with Beethoven’s popular Symphony No. 5. This...

review-27th June 2014

25 June 2014, Recital in Stationer’s Hall, London – City of London Festival

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/26/sunwook-kim-review-stationers-hall-london

 

“The swell of suspended harmonies was perfectly controlled, the chords perfectly struck and voiced, and Kim always kept the sense of restless searching at just the right level of intensity”

news-18th June 2014

Unsuk Chin – Piano Concerto

news-22nd May 2014

In 2014/15 season, Sunwook Kim is going to be the artist-in-residence of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He shall be performing two concerts, joining up with Amyn Merchant and Jesper Svedberg for a performance of Beethoven’s monumental Triple Concerto for piano, violin and cello, as well as tackling Rachmaninov’s towering Third Piano Concerto for the first time. For his piano recital he will perform Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

news-15th April 2014

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung
Recording – Review

“Kim and Chung seem very much on the same wavelength, interpretatively, from the opening flourish onwards, and they surmount this work’s tricky transitions with great naturalness… The finale has an infectious energy to it, Kim making the trenchant rhythms sound lithe rather than obstreperous. “

review-20th December 2013

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 
Philharmonia Orchestra, Juraj Valčuha

http://www.classicalsource.com/

“His playing here of Beethoven was intelligent and probing, crisp and considered, always respectful but displaying much character, the recesses of the music not overlooked and he balanced ideally strength with poeticism.”

review-19th August 2013

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

Bachtrack.com

“Kim placed pianissimos always on the edge of disappearance so that the audience almost had to strain to hear; the effect was spellbinding, particularly in the simple but shattering cadenzas of the second movement.”

review-19th August 2013

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

By George Hall, The Guardian

“… the finale benefited from his energetic attack and immaculate fingerwork, while some historically informed touches gave individuality to Karabits’s astute management of the orchestral accompaniment.”

review-19th August 2013

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

By Neil Fisher, The Times

“Kim repaid the investment by allowing every voice in this concerto to speak, shirking grand gestures and playing with absorbing concentration and nuance.”

news-25th June 2013

On 14 August 2013 Sunwook Kim will make his BBC proms debut alongside the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits. Sunwook will be performing Beethoven’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 3 in a concert that also includes Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony and...

review-2nd May 2013

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

By John Packwood, The Bristol Post

“The finale skips along at great speed and at times the soloist was getting so engrossed in the music that he rose from the stool. This was an incredibly mature performance worthy of the tremendous ovation.”

review-1st May 2013

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

By Mike Marsh, Bournemouth Echo

“A pianist of cogent authority, as was so readily apparent here, his steady pace in the opening movement added a sense of poetry to the melodic phrases, innate power to the solos and majesty in conclusion.”

news-16th April 2013

In May 2013 Sunwook Kim will release his debut recording on Deutsche Grammophon. He performs Beethoven’s glorious ‘Emperor Concerto’ accompanied by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Myung-Whun Chung. The Concerto is also paired with Beethoven’s popular Symphony No. 5. This...

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