Dong-Yeon Kim

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Semifinal Round I

Beethoven Sonata in D Minor, Op.31, No.2 Tempest

Semifinal Round II

Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise brilliante, Op.22

Born in South Korea in 1994, Dong-Yeon Kim began piano lessons at age six. He moved to the United States in 2007 to further his musical studies with Dr. Christina Long in Plano, TX. He performed the Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor” with the Plano Symphony Orchestra at the Concerto Evening of Texas Conservatory of Young Artists. In 2010, he was named the grand prize winner of the Lake Lewisville Competition and performed the Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 with the Lake Lewisville Symphony. He received first place in the 2010 Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition and performed Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jaap van Zweden. Dong-Yeon also has competed in numerous competitions and received top prizes in the Dallas Symphonic, National Young Artist Institute Competition, MTNA, Wysong-Joplin, and Denton Bach Society competitions. He also enjoys playing chamber music with the Emanon Quintet and has appeared at different venues in the DFW metroplex. He attended Summer at New Paltz and the Texas State International Piano Festival and received coaching from Vladimir Feltsman, Susan Starr, Hung-Kuan Chen, Julian Martin, and Lev Natochenny among others. Currently, Dong-Yeon attends Jasper High School as a sophomore and will attend the Idyllwild Arts Academy in the fall. When not at the piano, Dong-Yeon enjoys painting and watching movies.