review-3rd March 2013

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

By Mike Allan, The News, Portsmouth

“Surely destined to be known as one of the greats to have emerged from the Leeds international piano competition, Kim was more expressive in tone and phrasing – impassioned and graceful, thrusting and rhapsodically introverted in turn.”

review-19th January 2011

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

By Mike Marsh, Bournemouth Echo

“Intuative musicianship from pianist Sunwook Kim in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 filled every bar with an extraordinary sense of lyricism.”

review-14th February 2009

Grieg Piano Concerto
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Danzmayr

By Garry Fraser, Dundee Courier

“Quite a superb display and as well as a dazzling technique, he showed an interpretation of maturity and conviction.”

review-29th November 2012

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
LSO/John Eliot Gardiner

By Edward Seckerson, The Arts Desk

“Kim’s strong supple fingers and super-restrained use of the sustaining pedal pulled focus on brilliant articulation and though he didn’t go in for the kind of heightened poetry that can take this piece into the realms of the other worldly his strong singing tone was as honest as it was expressive.”

review-8th May 2010

Schumann Piano Concerto
Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

By Andrew Maisel, ClassicalSource.com

“Virtuosity was kept firmly in check in the finale, Kim’s lightness of touch and finesse never less than compelling.”

review-19th September 2012

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
The Hallé, Sir Mark Elder

Bachtrack.com

“Elder’s control and Kim’s palette of lyricism and power made for a very coherent performance.”

review-31st August 2009

Bartok Piano Concerto No.3
Seoul Philharmonic, Myung-Whun Chung

By Pierre-Jean Tribot, ResMusica.com

“His technique and the extensive range of his tone colours allowed him to grasp every single nuance in the score with poise and natural ease.”

review-3rd March 2013

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

By Mike Allan, The News, Portsmouth

“Surely destined to be known as one of the greats to have emerged from the Leeds international piano competition, Kim was more expressive in tone and phrasing – impassioned and graceful, thrusting and rhapsodically introverted in turn.”

review-29th November 2012

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
LSO/John Eliot Gardiner

By Edward Seckerson, The Arts Desk

“Kim’s strong supple fingers and super-restrained use of the sustaining pedal pulled focus on brilliant articulation and though he didn’t go in for the kind of heightened poetry that can take this piece into the realms of the other worldly his strong singing tone was as honest as it was expressive.”

review-19th September 2012

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
The Hallé, Sir Mark Elder

Bachtrack.com

“Elder’s control and Kim’s palette of lyricism and power made for a very coherent performance.”

review-19th January 2011

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

By Mike Marsh, Bournemouth Echo

“Intuative musicianship from pianist Sunwook Kim in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 filled every bar with an extraordinary sense of lyricism.”

review-8th May 2010

Schumann Piano Concerto
Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

By Andrew Maisel, ClassicalSource.com

“Virtuosity was kept firmly in check in the finale, Kim’s lightness of touch and finesse never less than compelling.”

review-31st August 2009

Bartok Piano Concerto No.3
Seoul Philharmonic, Myung-Whun Chung

By Pierre-Jean Tribot, ResMusica.com

“His technique and the extensive range of his tone colours allowed him to grasp every single nuance in the score with poise and natural ease.”

review-14th February 2009

Grieg Piano Concerto
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Danzmayr

By Garry Fraser, Dundee Courier

“Quite a superb display and as well as a dazzling technique, he showed an interpretation of maturity and conviction.”

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