KOREAN PIANIST WINS SYDNEY
Another Seoul talent is coming through.
Jeonghwan Kim, 23, has won the 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition, with a $50,000 cash prize, two commercial recordings, a Wigmore Hall debut and a tour of Australia.
Artistic Director Piers Lane said: ‘ In Jeonghwan Kim, we have a very complete pianist and artist – quite extraordinary for a young man who turned 23 during the Competition. His virtuosity is astounding, his accuracy in the most complex passages breathtaking. But his The Poet Speaks from Schumann’s Scenes of Childhood brought tears to my eyes. He’s got it all.’