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Free Lunchtime Concert: Minkyu Kim (Piano)

Friday 22 November 2019

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Representing the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe

The winner of the BPSE 2018 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition – This concert will end with the presentation of the Beethoven Medal by Master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.


Gounod (arr. Liszt) – Hymne à Sainte Cécile
Sihoo Kim – Movements from Sonata for Piano
Liszt – God Save the Queen
Beethoven – Sonata for Piano No 24 in F sharp
Alkan – Le festin d’Ésope

Minkyu Kim Piano


Minkyu Kim was born in South Korea in 1995. He studied piano with Soojeong Jeong at Goyang High School of Arts and with Hyung-Joon Chang and Sehee Kim at Seoul National University. He also studied harpsichord with Joohee Oh at the University. He won many prizes including second prize in the Korean Liszt Competition, first prize in the Jock Holden Memorial Mozart Piano Prize at RCS and first prize in the BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition.

Minkyu has given many recitals in Korea, including several lecture concerts. He has performed the entire Transcendental Etudes by Franz Liszt. Minkyu has performed piano concertos with Goyang High School of Arts Orchestra and the Scottish Ensemble, and has had several chamber music concerts with Seoul National University Philharmonic Orchestra.

After graduating with honors from the university in 2017, he is now attending Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a full scholarship from ABRSM, studying with Aaron Short’ and Sinae Lee.

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