Date: Sat 8 Nov 2008, 7:30pm
Venue: Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
Conductor: Shuntaro Sato
Piano: Min-Jung Kym
Mendelssohn: Incidental music from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7
Tickets £21.50 & £20
British pianist Min-Jung Kym has a widely-recognised reputation for her diverse range of styles and repertoire as a soloist, duo and chamber musician.
A former Purcell School scholar, Min-Jung made her London solo concert début at the age of twelve with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.
Her numerous prizes and awards include the British Young Pianist of the Year, Ettlingen International and the YMFE competitions.
As a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, she studied with Christopher Elton and graduated with the Eric Brough and Elsie Horne prizes, in recognition of her outstanding concerto and recital performances in her final year.
Min-Jung’s interpretations have been enjoyed in the USA, Europe and throughout Britain at venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room, St John Smith’s Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Leicester’s De Montfort Hall.
She has also appeared at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Cheltenham Festival and the RNCM Broadwood International Piano Festival.
Min-Jung is the pianist of choice for the master classes for legendary violinist, Ruggiero Ricci, and has enjoyed successful collaborations with violinists Pierre Amoyal and Sergei Levitin, the renowned Haffner Ensemble, with whom she gave a highly-acclaimed Wigmore recital, and the Molto Musica Ensemble.
A regular invitee at Music Societies and Festivals throughout the UK, her versatility combined with a subtlety of technique, are widely appreciated.
A Steinway artist, Min-Jung will make a number of concerto appearances in the forthcoming season with the world-renowned Philharmonia Orchestra.