Jenny-Soonjin Kim
  • Email
    jennysoonjin.kim@cgu.edu
  • Phone
    909-607-4198
  • CV
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  • Degrees
    DMA, Claremont Graduate University
    Diploma, UCLA
    MM, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California
    Diploma, Universität Mozarteum Salzburg
    BA, Seoul National University
  • Research Interests
    Fortepiano, piano, 18th century performance practices, 20th century atonal piano compositions, digital keyboard laboratory, the board of directors of Los Angeles Master Chorale: Education Committee and Gala Host Committee

Jenny Soonjin Kim has performed in major venues in Europe, Asia, and North America. Kim has recorded keyboard works ranging from Bach to Schoenberg for Arabesque Records (which once nominated her for the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award), as well as the complete keyboard sonatas of both Leopold Kozeluch and Johann Friedrich Doles (a world premiere) on fortepiano for Brilliant Classics. A 12 CD boxset—recordings of the complete 50 keyboard sonatas of Kozeluch—was released in October 2020.

Sylvia Berry (Early Music America) wrote of the second Kozeluch volume: “Kim’s playing is crystalline and lyrical, with exquisitely sensitive phrasing. She is an assured virtuoso who interprets Kozeluch’s music beautifully.” Marco Frei (Germany’s Piano News) wrote of the Doles recording: “Once again the instrument convinces with an unheard-of floating tonal quality in piano and a voluminous expression in forte, and Kim knows how to use this fascinating richness of color perfectly…With this premiere recording Kim has taken an exemplary view, because it brings together the sound poetry and the gripping verve in a meaningful way.”

Kim performed Kozeluch’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F Major with the Philharmony Hradec Králové at Smetana Hall, Prague in October 2019, and was also invited and performed for the 250th Beethoven birthday celebration in Vienna in October 2020.

Kim has a DMA in Historical Performance Practices/Keyboard Studies from Claremont Graduate University, where she now is an assistant professor of practice. She oversees the piano/fortepiano program and directs the Keyboard Performance Forum. Kim also serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

 

RECORDINGS

Johann Friedrich Doles Jr. Complete Keyboard Sonatas, performed on fortepiano. CD: (6 Sonatas, Brilliant Classics 95454, 2018).

Leopold Kozeluch. Complete Keyboard Sonatas, performed on fortepiano. CD: (Brilliant Classics, 2013).

Vol. 1 (2 CDs, Brilliant Classics 94770, 2015):

CD 1: Sonata No.1 in F Major, Op. 1, No. 1; Sonata No. 2 in E- Flat Major, Op. 1, No. 2; Sonata No. 3 in D Major, Op. 1, No. 3; Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 2, No. 1.

CD 2: Sonata No. 5 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2; Sonata No. 6 in C Minor, Op. 2, No. 3; Sonata No. 7 in D Major; Sonata No. 8 in F Major, Op. 5 ‘La Chasse’.

Vol. 2 (2 CDs, Brilliant Classics 95155, 2016):

CD 1: Sonata No. 9 in C Major, Op. 8, No. 1; Sonata No. 10 in F Major, Op. 8, No. 2; Sonata No. 11 in E- Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 1; Sonata No. 12 in C Major, Op. 10, No. 2.

CD 2: Sonata No. 13 in E- Flat Major, Op. 13, No. 1; Sonata No. 14 in G Major, Op. 13, No. 2; Sonata No. 15 in E Minor, Op. 13, Op. 2; Sonata No. 16 in G Minor, Op. 15, No. 1.

Vol. 3 (4 CDs, Brilliant Classics 95836, 2020):

CD 1: Sonata No. 17 in C Major, Op. 15, No. 2; Sonata No. 18 in A- Flat Major, Op. 15, No. 3; Sonata No. 19 in F Minor, Op. 17, No. 1; Sonata No. 20 in A Major, Op. 17, No. 2.

CD 2: Sonata No. 21 in E- Flat Major, Op. 17, No. 3; Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op 20 No. 1; Sonata No 23 in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2; Sonata 24 in D Minor, Op. 20, No. 3; Sonata No. in D Major, Op. 26, No. 1.

CD 3: Sonata No. 26 in A Minor, Op. 26, No. 2; Sonata No. 27 in E-Flat Major, Op. 26, No. 3; Sonata No. 28 in B- Flat Major, Op. 30, No. 1; Sonata No. 29 in G Major, Op. 30, No. 2.

CD 4: Sonata No. 30 in C Minor, Op. Op. 30, No. 3; Sonata No. 31 in F Major, Op. 35, No. 1; Sonata No. 32 in A Major, Op. 35, No. 2; Sonata No. 33 in G Minor, Op. 35, No. 3.

Vol. 4 (4 CDs, Brilliant Classics 95980, 2020):

CD 1: Sonata No. 34 in E-Flat Major, Op. 38, No. 1; Sonata No. 35 in C Major, Op. 38, No. 2; Sonata No. 36 in F Minor, Op. 38, No. 3; Sonata No. 37 in G Major; Sonata No. 38 in E-Flat Major, Op. 51, No. 1.

CD 2: Sonata No. 39 in C Minor/ Major, Op. 51, No. 2; Sonata No. 40 in D Minor, Op. 51, No. 3; Sonata No. 41 in G Major, Op. 53, No. 1; Sonata No. 42 in F Major, Op. 53, No. 2; Sonata No. 43 in E-Flat, Op. 53, No. 3.

CD 3: Sonata No. 44 in F Major (before 1773); Sonata No. 45 in A Major (before 1776); Sonata No. 46 in C Major; Sonata No. 47 in E-Flat Major.

CD 4: Sonata No. 48 in B-Flat Major; Sonata No. 49 in A Major; Sonata No. 50 in E Minor.

Leopold Kozeluch. Complete Boxset (12 CDs, Brilliant Classics 95984, 2020).

Master Composers, Vol. 1 (Arabesque Records Z6812, 2010):

Béla Bartók, Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20; Frédéric Chopin, Ballade in A-flat Major, Op. 47 and Etude No.5, Op. 10; Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude and Fugue No.1, WTC Book 1; Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110.

Master Composers, Vol. 2 (Arabesque Records Z6813, 2010):

Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884;

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333;

Arnold Schoenberg, Six Little Piano Pieces, Op.19;

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42;

Frédéric Chopin, Étude Op. 25, No. 10 in B minor.

Master Composers, Vol. 3 (Arabesque Records Z6814, 2011):

Arnold Schoenberg, Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke, Op.19; Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111;

Béla Bartók, Out of Doors;

Franz Liszt, Mephisto Waltz No. 1.

 

ARTICLES

“The Young Liszt and the Fortepiano.” The Piano 397, (2015): 107-09.

“The Romantic Fortepiano Music of Beethoven and Schubert.” The Piano 396, (2015): 153-55.

“The Evolving Piano and Frederick Chopin.” The Piano 394, (2015): 145-47.

“The Eighteenth Century French Fortepiano Composers.” The Piano 393, (2014): 160-63.

“Some Lesser Known Important Classic Keyboard Sonatas.” The Piano 390, (2014): 74-78.

“Johann Christian Bach and his influence on Mozart.” The Piano 389, (2014): 92-94.

“Ornamentation.” The Piano 388, (2014): 96-98.

“The Keyboard Sonatas of C. P. E. Bach.” The Piano 387, (2014): 59-60.

“The Eighteenth Century Italian Fortepiano Composers.” The Piano 392, (2014): 92-96.

“Fortepiano.” The Piano 386, (2014): 122-25.

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