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Biography

Pianist Min-Jung Kym

"Min-Jung is an exceptionally talented pianist, with a wonderfully controlled and even technique, combined with a highly sensitive approach to the music."

Ruggiero Ricci

 

Steinway Artist Min-Jung Kym is establishing herself as an artist bringing fresh quality and musicianship to her performances.  She performs internationally collaborating with leading orchestras and musicians including (amongst others) Barry Wordsworth, Nicholas Collon, Pierre Amoyal, Alison Balsom, Nicholas Daniel and the Haffner Ensemble, Mark van der Wiel, Mats Lidstrom, Leon Bosch, Joy Farrall, Andrew Haveron, Thomas Carroll, Sergey Levitin, Adrian Brendel and the sopranos Ailyn Perez and Susan Bickley. Min-Jung was the ‘pianist of choice’ of the legendary violinist Ruggiero Ricci with whom she collaborated between 2002 and 2005.   

 

Min-Jung has appeared at many leading venues including the Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, St. John Smith's Square, De Montfort Hall, Brighton Dome, the Queen's Theatre, Abbaye de Fontfroide, the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, the Heifetz Society in Los Angeles, Cheltenham Festival, Holders Festival (Barbados), Broadwood International Festival, Albeniz Festival (Comprodon, Spain), as well as the Chichester Festivities. Other venues include performances at the Emilie Bustani Hall in Al Bustan, Lebanon, the Salerno Opera House (Italy), the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Gran Canaria, Palais de Chaillot, Salle Gaveau and UNESCO in Paris, The Princess Galyani Concert Hall in Thailand and the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, South Korea..

 

In 2008, Min-Jung was invited to perform with the world renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, which was received with such acclaim that she was invited immediately to perform with them again the following season. 

 

A former Purcell School scholar, Min-Jung made her London solo concert debut at the age of twelve at the Royal Festival Hall. She went on to study as a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with the Eric Brough and Elsie Horne prizes. Her professors have included Maria Curcio-Diamon, Schnabel’s protegee, and Petras Geniusas.  Min-Jung took regular classes over the years with Lev Naumov who hailed from the famous Heinrich Neuhaus School and was hailed the “Godfather of Russian piano school”. In 2004 Min-Jung was honoured with the Freedom of the City of London and elected a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Further recognition was given when Min-Jung was awarded the Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), an honour bestowed to alumni of the Royal Academy of Music, who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and have made significant contribution to it in their particular field.

 

Min-Jung's performances have led to symbiotic collaborations with internaional designers, notably Zuhair Murad, Schiaparelli, Lie Sang Bong and Gustavo Lins who have all sponsored dresses for her. 

 

Min-Jung is also a dedicated teacher and is regularly invited to give masterclasses in many parts of the world. She is also in demand as a jury member of many piano and chamber music competitions.