Younggun Kim is a pianist known for his blazing technical capacity and a lush sound supported by a natural phrasing sense (Timothy Gilligan, New York Concert Review), who has performed across North America and Europe. He is active as soloist and chamber musician, and he teaches at the Queen’s University and the University of Toronto. Younggun has also been closely involved with the Health Arts Society, playing in their concert series for those who can no longer visit conventional venues. His solo performances in the 2022-2023 season include a solo appearance with Toronto Korean-Canadian Choir/Orchestra playing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, solo recital as a part of Faculty Artist Series at Queen’s University, concert appearances in South Korea with pop singer Horan, and a solo recital playing excerpts from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier in Camrose, Alberta. Younggun is the winner of various prizes including San Antonio International Competition, Concours International de Piano Francis Poulenc, and Doctor of Musical Arts Recital Competition at the University of Toronto. Upon completion of the doctoral degree, Younggun was chosen as the recipient of the Tecumseh Sherman Rogers Graduating Award, which is the largest award offered by the Faculty of Music. He is a Toronto-based Canadian from South Korea. Younggun finished his undergraduate degree at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Master’s Degree at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Toronto. He studied with renowned artists such as Roger Admiral, Boris Slutsky, and the late Marietta Orlov.
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