Daejin Kim, piano
Concert Date: Tuesday May 3, 2005, 7pm; Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
Program: Poulenc Eight Nocturnes; Schubert Sonata in a minor, D. 784; Chopin Ballade nos. 1 - 4 (op. 23, 38, 47, 52)
Biography: Daejin Kim has emerged as one of the most extraordinary pianists from Korea . In 1986, Mr. Kim made his New York debut and received an exc eptionally favorable review in The New York Times. “ Daejin Kim demonstrated all the accounterments necessary for a successful solo career. Mr. Kim has what seems to be a foolproof technique and his careful choice of music showed a musician interested in subtleties, not just the usual frontal assaults of bravura repertory. This is a fine young musician, one with the physical means to express his considerable musical intelligence. ” At the Seoul Arts Center in Korea (2000), Daejin Kim gave a historical one-day performance of the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos and in 2004 he finished the series with the complete Mozart Piano Concertos. Mr. Kim has become a leading example of that rare individual who is able to successfully combine the demanding careers of a concert artist and teacher. His master classes have drawn international recognition and at the same time, he has been able to maintain a full schedule of performances, including many appearance as a chamber musician and collaborator: Mr. Kim holds Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School.