Semifinal Round I
Franz Liszt Impromptu F-sharp Major, S.191
Robert Schumann Sonata No.1 in F-sharp Minor, Op.11 Introduzione: Adagio-Allegro vivace Aria Scherzo e lntermezzo Allegrissimo-Lento-Tempo I Finale: Allegro un poco maestoso-Plu allegro
Semifinal Round II
Carl Maria von Weber Sonata No.2 in A-flat Major, Op.39, J.I99 Allegro moderato, con splrlto e molto assal Andante
Camille Saint-Saëns Etude en forme de valse, Op.52, No.6
Korean pianist Quentin Kim performs extensively in the United States, Europe, and Asia, having been presented in many venues worldwide including Alice Tully Hall in New York City, Salle Cortot in Paris, Bishopsgate Hall in London, the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, and at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. He also performed with numerous orches¬ tras, having appeared with the Elgin Symphony, Kankakee Valley Symphony, Michigan Chamber Symphony, and Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra, among many others. Quentin has been the First Prize winner of a number of national and international competitions, among them the prestigious Joong Ang Music Concours of Korea, the Grace Welsh International Prize for Piano, the Five Towns Music and Arts Competition (New York), the Kalamazoo Bach Young Artists’ Competition, and was a Concert Artists Guild International Competition finalist. Equally active as a composer, Quentin’s music has been heard in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Salle Cortot, New York Society for Ethical Culture, Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, and at the Concerts at the Crossroads series in Cleveland. His works include two piano sonatas, a piano trio, a string quartet, and an operatic scene, as well as many songs and shorter works for piano. All his music has been published by the Publishing Guild of New York. Quentin’s teachers have included Claude Frank, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Philip Lasser, Jerome Lowenthal, Yong Hi Moon, and Soo-Jung Shin. Quentin earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Michigan State University, a Master of Music at The Juilliard School, and was awarded an Artist Diploma from Yale University. He returned to The Juilliard School as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow in 2005. Quentin has also been much involved as a chamber musician, and is also a frequent guest artist turer at the Dead Pianists Society concert series, hosted by the Hudson Valley Piano Club (New York). Quentin’s new CD “Romantic Tales” has just been released by Bluegriffm Recordings.