Jeonghwan Kim, Piano Recital | First Prize Winner, 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition | BREC

Jeonghwan Kim, Piano Recital | First Prize Winner, 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition

Run Time 1 hr 40 mins inc interval
Ticket Prices Adult $49 +BF | Concession/Student  $32 +BF
Under 18 $18 +BF | Group 6+ $41+BF | + BREC Access
BREC in partnership with Piano+ Present
First Prize Winner
2023 Sydney International Piano Competition
Jeonghwan Kim
Piano Recital

Piano+, the new home of the almost 50-year-old Sydney International Piano Competition (The Sydney), has produced an outstanding array of international first prize winners. Past first prize winners include musicians of the calibre of Piers Lane, Irina Plotnikova, Alexander Gadjiev and Marina Kolomiitseva.

The First Prize Winner Tour allows new audiences around Australia to experience these incredible musicians as they take up the mantle of their international careers.

03 October 2024
7:00 pm

Fuel your passion for piano performance.

Multi-prize winning South Korean pianist Jeonghwan Kim is the “perfect ambassador” for the The Sydney, and one of the most brilliant first prize winners in the almost 50-year history of this world-renowned competition.

Along with technical virtuosity, this exceptional young musician possesses striking emotional depth in his playing, which will be brought to the fore in a program that includes Chopin – Sonata No.2 Op.35, Liszt – Spanish Rhapsody and selections from Mozart, Schumann, Liszt, Bartok and C.V. Alkin.

Described by Artistic Director Piers Lane as “A very complete pianist and artist…” Jeonghwan Kim returns to Australia in the latter part of 2024 to perform in South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.

Presented by BREC In Partnership With Piano+, this promises to be a recital to remember.


W. A. Mozart – Rondo KV 494 (5’)
F. Chopin – Andante spianato et grande polonaise op. 22 (13’)
F. Chopin – Berceuse op. 57 (5’)
F. Chopin – Sonata No. 2 op. 35 (20’)


R. Schumann – Arabeske op. 18 (6’)
B. Bartok – 3 Burlesques (8’)
C. V. Alkan – Le festin d’Ésope (10’)
F. Liszt – Spanish Rhapsody (13’)

Please note that the repertiore is subject to change

About Jeonghwan Kim

Jeonghwan Kim first began playing the piano at the age of six. In the following years, his numerous first prizes in national competitions led to his admission to the Seoul Arts Center Academy for Young Talented Musicians at just nine years old. Moving to Berlin at the age of 11, he has continued to earn extensive recognition. Since 2017 he has been studying at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in the class of Professor Konrad Maria Engel. His former professors include Kyuhee Kim, Leda Kim and Thomas Just. He has also participated in masterclasses with Jakob Leuschner, Bob Versteegh and Robert Levin. Crucial influences on his artistic development include Stephan Imorde, Konstantin Heidrich, Stephan Forck and Jonathan Aner.

In 2022, Jeonghwan was awarded three prizes: in January, he won the 1st prize at the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy competition in Berlin. Five months later, in June, he won the fourth prize and the audience prize at the Sendai International Piano Competition. In July 2023 he won the 1st prize along with two special prizes for his performance for the Bartok’s second piano concerto and the Best Overall Concerto Prize at the renowned Sydney International Piano Competition. Jeonghwan has performed with the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, with the Aarhus and Odense Symphony Orchestras, and has given concerts in major halls in Berlin, Weimar, Hamburg and Aarhus, among others.


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[In] Jeonghwan Kim, we have a very complete pianist and artist – quite extraordinary for a young man who turned 23 during the Competition. …. He’s got it all.
Piers Lane

★★★★½ “Dazzling
The Age, July 2023