SEMIFINAL ROUND I
Chopin Variations brillantes in B-flat Major, Op.12
Rachmaninoff Sonata No.2 in B-flat Minor, Op.36
SEMIFINAL ROUND II
Beethoven Sonata in A-flat Major, Op.110
Sangwon Kim was born in Seoul, Korea. She has completed her B.A. at Seoul National University and her M.A. at Manhattan School of Music. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Seoul National University with Hyoung-Joon Chang. She received the Artist Diploma from London’s Royal College of Music where she studied with Dmitri Alexeev She has played with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, the Georgia National Symphony Orchestra, the Bucheon Symphony Orchestra, the Daegu Symphony Orchestra, and the Seoul National University Alumni Orchestra. She is also participating in various projects including the Toradze Piano Studio as a guest soloist. She has been heard on Chicago’s WFMT radio station and in concert in Tel Aviv’s Chamber Music Hall. She recorded Beethoven piano concertos No.1 and No.3 in Prague at Smetana Hall with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. The CD of this performance will be released next year. Sangwon Kim has been heard in numerous solo recitals on international stages in the United States, Italy, Israel, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, Armenia, Georgia, Finland, United Kingdom and Korea. In addition, she has received awards at the Jacob Flier International Piano Competition, the St. Petersburg Piano Competition in Russia, and the Kumho Young Artist Competition in Korea. In May 2011 she was among the winners of the Washington International Piano Competition.
in her own words…
“To me a musician-performer’s foremost obligation is to passionately and wholeheartedly share with the audiences the wealth of musical literature created by the great composers of the past and present.”