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26.05.2024 | 13:30 Uhr | Ehrbar Saal




KLAVIER Julian Jaeyoung Kim


Brahms Rhapsody Op. 79 No. 1
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35, Book I & II

Brahms Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5

“...His interpretation, resonates with the finesse of Nelson Freire’s recordings..handling of cross-rhythmic tensions and his commitment...highlight his technical skill and artistic depth.” -Gramophone

"Julian Jaeyoung Kim masterfully interprets Brahms with lyrical expression and virtuosic flair in his debut, promising a bright future in classical music." -Interlude Magazine

"...His Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Paganini, blends acrobatic virtuosity with expressive depth, showcasing a remarkable spectrum of pianistic colors.” -Klassik Heute

Julian Jaeyoung Kim, a South Korea-born pianist, is hailed as a marvelous virtuoso whose performances embody a deep sense of commitment and a relentless curiosity to uncover the true essence of the music. These qualities have earned him critical acclaim and recognition in prestigious international piano competitions and concert venues worldwide.

Throughout his career, Julian has displayed exceptional artistry and technical prowess, captivating audiences with his soulful interpretations and remarkable command of the piano. His journey in music has taken him to renowned competitions, such as the Edvard Grieg International Piano Competition in Norway, where he showcased his outstanding abilities and left a lasting impression on both judges and listeners.

Julian's dedication and talent have garnered him numerous accolades and prizes in international piano competitions. Notably, he has achieved first prizes in esteemed competitions such as the Orbetello International Piano Competition, the "Citta di Barletta" International Piano Competition in Italy, and the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Spain. His exceptional performances have also earned him second prizes in the Juliusz Zarębski International Piano Competition in Poland, Paul Badura-Skoda International Piano Competition in Vienna, the "Citta di San Donà di Piave" International Piano Competition, the Ischia International Piano Competition, and the "Citta di Sarzana" International Piano Competition in Italy. Furthermore, Julian has advanced as a finalist or semi-finalist in prestigious competitions, including the Pietro Argento International Piano Competition, Verona International Piano Competition, Neapolitan International Piano Competition, George Gershwin International Piano Competition, Seattle International Piano Competition, Ricard Vines International Piano Competition, and Campillos International Piano Competition.

Some notable venues where Julian has performed include Ehrbar Saal by C. Bechstein, the historic Mozarthuase in Vienna, Austria, and the renowned Kalvierhaus in New York City, USA. Their performances have also graced the stages of the Kabuso Art Center and the Troldhaugen Concert Hall in Bergen, Norway, captivating audiences with their artistry.

Julian's talent has transcended borders, delighting audiences across Europe and North America. Notable performances in Europe include appearances at the Teatro Jofre in Ferrol, Spain, the Bellini Theatre in Catania, and the G. Rossini Theatre in Pesaro, Italy. Their captivating performances have also resonated with audiences at prestigious venues such as

Steinway Hall, Loewe Theatre, and Opera America Hall in New York City, USA. In Italy, Julian has graced the stage at the Villa Sandra Hall in Milano, the E.F. Dall Abaco, and Nuovo Montemezzi Auditorium in Verona, leaving an indelible mark on the Italian music scene.

Beyond Europe and North America, Julian has also enraptured audiences in other parts of the world. They have performed at the Lufterse Kerk Hall in Haarlem, the Remonstrants Kerk Hall in Alkmaar, the Slot Hall in Schagen, and the Ruinekerk Hall in Bergen, Netherlands, leaving an indelible mark on the Dutch music scene. Their captivating performances have also echoed through the Mantan Klubi Hall in Mantta, Finland, and the Gateway Theatre in Vancouver, Canada.

As a recording artist, in 2023, the label KNS Classical released his debut album, ‘Brahms Resonances.’ This work features an exquisite selection from Johannes Brahms' oeuvre, including the Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5, and the intricately structured Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 Books I and II. The album garnered widespread acclaim, receiving laudatory reviews from numerous prominent publications in the classical music sphere.

In 2024, he contract with Hänssler Classic, a distinguished label in the classical music world. His album, featuring an array of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, is slated for release under this prestigious imprint.

In 2023, Julian signed a contract with the renowned artist management company Evangelista Artists Management, based in Munich, Germany, for his upcoming European concerts.

Julian is a C. Bechstein pianist.

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