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Jung-Ja Kim

Piano Faculty

Korean-born pianist Jung-Ja Kim has won critical acclaim for her pianistic brilliance and insight, earning praise from publications like The Boston Globe for her "virtuosity of imagination," "strong, generous personality" and "pianistic precision of a rare order." Previous engagements have included appearances at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and Boston’s Jordan Hall; a recital and chamber music concert in Dijon, France; duo concerts with cellist Myung-Wha Chung in Korea; and a single-evening performance of the complete Beethoven Sonatas with cellist Rhonda Rider.

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Kim made her debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions a recital described by The New York Times as "brilliant playing, a vibrant, compelling performance." She was the recipient of a Martha Baird Rockefeller Grant and won the international Kosciuszko Chopin Competition. She has toured extensively in Europe and Asia, and has appeared at most of the major American venues, including Carnegie, Merkin and Alice Tully Halls, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phillips Gallery and the
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Orchestral engagements have included the New York Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the St. Louis Chamber Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, the Seoul Philharmonic and the Czech National Symphony.

Kim has released three compact discs, featuring solo piano works by Ravel (SEM Gramophone, 1993; Kleos Classics, 2004), the Chopin piano concerti (Carlton, 1998) and the complete Rachmaninoff Preludes (Kleos Classics, 2001). Kim is on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory.

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