Jinson Kim

Pianist Jinson Kim has been extensively performing across the globe as a soloist and chamber musician since the launch of her international concertizing career in 1989. Concert venues include the Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Beethovenhalle (Bonn), Tonhalle (Düsseldorf) and Seoul Arts Center. Broadcasting stations in Korea and Germany such as KBS TV, KBS FM, MBC, ZDF, WDR, BR, EBS, Deutsche Welle have produced numerous recordings with Jinson Kim. She was invited to the Pusan-Ibach-Festival (Busan), Brahms Memorial (Bonn), Westfälisches Musikfest (Münster), where her entire piano recital with works by Berg, Hindemith, Prokofiew, Brahms and Liszt was broadcasted live by WDR. Recently, she has played Mendelssohn and Tchaikowsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Jeju Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Dong Ho Lee and Beethoven No. 5 with the Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor Li Xincao.

In her twelfth year teaching in Higher Education in Korea and Germany amongst other at Seoul National University (SNU) and Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler Berlin”, she has acquired a long track record of success as a teacher. Her students currently study at prestigious music schools such as Rice University, Eastman School of Music, University of Southern California, University of North Texas, University of Michigan Ann Arbor and University of the Arts Berlin. 

Born in Seoul, Korea, but raised in Germany, Jinson Kim studied piano with Rosemarie Zartner (Bonn), Rainer Becker (University of the Arts [UdK], Berlin) and Hans Leygraf (Mozarteum, Salzburg). After finishing her piano performance studies with distinction, she studied also master music education (UdK) and master musicology (Humboldt University Berlin). Currently, she is doing a PhD in music pedagogy at the University of Music and Arts in Vienna besides teaching at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler Berlin”.

Additionally, as a fine example of her interest in musicological research, she is involved in a long-term project at Seoul National University that comprises the translation of the book “Beethovens 32 Klaviersonaten” by Jürgen Uhde to Korean (first volume released in fall 2016).

Besides her additional ABD in music pedagogy, her ample performing experience has greatly benefited her pedagogical skills and helped her in guiding students in their musical pursuit, as well did her research in musicology.