Julian Jaeyoung Kim
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 around the world.
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 the world of 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 "Città 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.
Julian's talents have been sought after by renowned music festivals and academies worldwide. He has been invited to perform as a featured artist at esteemed events such as the Juilliard Summer Music Festival, Mänttä International Piano Masterclasses in Finland, Dino Ciani Music Festival in Italy, Villa Sandra Piano Academy in Italy, and The International Holland Music Sessions in the Netherlands.
Julian, a renowned pianist, has captivated audiences around the world with his exceptional talent and mesmerizing performances. Born with a profound passion for music, Julian embarked on a remarkable journey that has taken him to prestigious venues across the globe. Solo performances have been the cornerstone of Julian's career, allowing him to showcase their virtuosity and musical prowess. Some of the notable venues where Julian has performed include Ehrbar Saal by C. Bechstein, the historic Mozart House in Vienna, Austria, and the renowned Piano House in New York City, USA. His performances have also graced the stages of the Kabuso Art Center and the Troldhaugen Concert Hall in Bergen, Norway, captivating audiences with his 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 Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, and the Opera Theatre Gioacchino Rossini in Pesaro, Italy. His 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. He has 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. His captivating performances have also echoed through the Mantan Klubi Hall in Manta, Finland, and the Gateway Theatre in Vancouver, Canada.
In 2022, Julian Jaeyoung Kim signed a contract with KNS Classical Label as a recording artist, and his debut album was released in 2023. The repertoire included Brahms' Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5 in F minor, and Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 Books I & II.