Hilton Head Piano Competition Winner Jin Uk Kim

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Korean pianist Jin Uk Kim is currently a doctoral student at the New England Conservatory. As gold medalist in the 2012 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Kim will make his Carnegie Hall debut Nov. 19 at Weill Recital Hall. On the Young Artists Showcase, we’ll track his progress from the earlier rounds to the final, concluding with a movement from Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

To begin, though, four other prize-winning pianists, ranging from age 10 to 17. Presented here are live performances from the 27th International Young Artist Piano Competition at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., including three nature portraits by contemporary Chinese composers.

Program details:

Mili Kabalevsky: Variations in A minor, Op. 40, No. 2
— Elizabeth Qie, piano.

Glinka / Balakirev: The Lark
— Lisa Li, piano.

Lily Chang: Frog’s Adventure
— Henry Tang, piano.

Sang Tung: Playing Bamboo Flute in the Spring Wind
— Seth Schultheis, piano.

Jian Chung Wang: Liu Yang River
— Elizabeth Hou, piano.

Rameau: L'enharmonie
— Jin Uk Kim, piano.

Rameau: L''Egyptienne
— Jin Uk Kim, piano.

Liszt: Paganini Etude No. 5 and No. 6
— Jin Uk Kim, piano.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, first movement
— Jin Uk Kim, piano; Hilton Head Symphony; John Morris Russell, conductor.

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