Violinist Kim Dong-hyun to perform at Kumho Instrument Bank series recital


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Violinist Kim Dong-hyun (Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation)

Violinist Kim Dong-hyun will kick off the 2021 Kumho Instrument Bank series with a recital on February 4 at Kumho Art Hall Yonsei in western Seoul.

The Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation has been running the Kumho Instrument Bank program since 1993, loaning musical instruments to young artists through an open hearing.

The program currently has 10 instruments, including a piano, cello and eight violins. It aims to allow emerging artists to focus on their performances without worrying about expensive instruments.

Violinists Clara Jumi Kang and Lim Ji-young benefited from the program, as did the late violinist Kwon Hyuk-joo. Currently, pianist Son Yeol-eum, violinist Kim Bomsori and Lee Soo-been perform on instruments on loan from the program, along with Kim.

Kim Dong-hyun has been playing a 1763 Johannes Battista Guadagnini Parma violin for six years. On violin, Kim took third place at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition and won the 2018 Seoul International Music Competition.

A graduate of Korea National University of the Arts, Kim is due to study at Munich University of Music and Performing Arts to earn a master’s degree.

He has been invited to perform with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Korea Symphony Orchestra and the Music in PyeongChang Festival.

In the next recital, Kim will play Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 21 in E minor, K. 304; Grieg’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45; Yasye’s “Elegiac Poem” for violin and piano in D minor, Op.12; Franck’s Sonata for violin and piano in A major, FWV 8, joined by pianist Park Young-sung.

The 2021 Kumho Instrument Bank series will be followed by recitals by cellist Choi Ha-young on April 8, violinists Park Kyu-min on July 15 and Lee Soo-been on September 2.

By Im Eun-byel ([email protected])

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