“Her deep and warm sound quality allow her to reach the most touching musical expression” - Andrea Bonatta
“I was overwhelmed by her tone above all as she has secure technique and excellent ears” - The Mainichi
Highly praised by both jurors and audiences alike, South Korean pianist Hanna Hyunjung Kim has garnered an impressive list of international competition successes. Her most recent success was in the 2016 6th Sendai International Music Competition in Japan, where she won first prize and received numerous concert engagements. Previous successes include second prize and the special Jury Award at the 2010 Paderewski International Piano Competition, first prize in the 2008 Asia Chopin International Piano Competition, and second prize at the 2008 Taipei International Chopin Piano Competition.
Additionally, she has been a top prize winner at the 2011 Seoul International Piano Competition in Korea, the 2009 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, the 2010 Rhodes International Piano Competition in Greece, and the 2006 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in USA.
HyunJung made her debut as soloist with the Seoul Symphony at the age of 10. She has since been involved in building an international career, having soloed with many other orchestras including the Japan Philharmonic, Sendai Philharmonic, Hiroshima Symphony, Qingdao Symphony, Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic, Kaoshung Symphony, KBS Symphony, Sungnam Philharmonic, Prime Philharmonic, and Suwon Symphony. As a recitalist, Ms. Kim has been performed in major concert venues in Japan such as Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo, Munetsugu Hall in Nagoya, Hitachi System Hall in Sendai, ACT City Ongaku Hall in Hamamatsu. In addition, her solo and concerto performances have been aired on KBS 93.1 FM in Korea and on WBJC 91.5 FM in Baltimore, USA.
Ms. Kim successfully finished giving a nationwide recital tour in Japan in 2017 and released her debut CD in Japan featuring works by Mozart, Schumann, Prokofiev and Grünfeld. In the 2018-19 season she will also appear in recitals and solo performances with orchestra in Hamamatsu, Sendai, Hiroshima, Seoul, Qingdao and Osaka.
She is currently pursuing her Artist Diploma in Piano Performance at the Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of Yong Hi Moon.
“Her deep and warm sound quality
allows her to reach the most
touching musical expression.."