Steinway Artist Min-Jung Kym has acquired an internationally recognised reputation performing with some of the leading orchestras and musicians throughout the UK and abroad.
A former Purcell School scholar, Min-Jung made her solo concert debut at the age of twelve with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
She went on to study as a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with the Eric Brough and Elsie Horne prizes. In 2004 Min-Jung was honoured with the Freedom of the City of London and elected a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Further recognition was given in 2009 when Min-Jung was awarded the Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), an honour bestowed to alumni of the Royal Academy of Music, who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and have made significant contribution to it in their particular field.
Min-Jung was the ‘pianist of choice’ for the masterclasses of the legendary violinist Ruggiero Ricci. She has also enjoyed collaborations with (amongst others) the Haffner Ensemble, Pierre Amoyal, Joy Farrall, Sergey Levitin and Adrian Brendel.
Min-Jung’s performances have been enjoyed throughout the USA, Europe and the UK including the Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, St. John Smith’s Square, De Montfort Hall, Brighton Dome and the Queen’s Theatre. She has also appeared at the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival (Germany), Heifetz Society (Los Angeles) Cheltenham Festival, Chichester Festivities, Holders Festival (Barbados) and the Broadwood International Festival.
In 2008, Min-Jung was invited to perform with the internationally renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, which was received with such acclaim that she was invited immediately to perform with them again the following season.
Other engagements have included performances at the Emilie Bustani Hall in Al Bustan, Lebanon, a concert tour in Germany with the Concert Master of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, and the world premiere performance of Stuart MacRae’s Poems for Angus, with the principals of the Royal Opera House and soprano Susan Bickley, and an invitation to perform at the Salerno Opera House (Italy) and the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Gran Canaria. During the 2013/14 season, Min-Jung was invited to perform at the Residence of the British Ambassador in Paris, the Palais de Chaillot (Paris), UNESCO, and the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, South Korea. In 2015, Min-Jung appeared in the promotional video of Sir Norman Foster’s latest building project, Principal Tower, in London.
Engagements for the 2015/16 season include the release on the Meridian label of works by Cevera with the double bassist Leon Bosch, recording of the Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time, performance at the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris, a repeat performance at the Residence of the British Ambassador in Paris as well as solo recitals and concerto performances with the Toulouse l’Orchestre Mozart at the Abbayes de Fontfroide (France), a tour of Thailand and many of the music festivals in the Languedoc Rousillon region of France. Further collaboration with the Philharmonia Orchestra is also scheduled in the forthcoming seasons.
Min-Jung’s performances have led to symbiotic collaborations with international designers, notably Zuhair Murad, Lie Sang Bong and Gustavo Lins who have all sponsored dresses for her.