VideoBrandon pianist wins opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall
Posted by Andrea Ratuski, SCENE Producer | Wednesday June 5, 2013
Pianist Jinsung Kim will perform at Carnegie Hall in December, 2013 (Brandon Photographics nad CP)
A young Brandon pianist has won the chance to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
22 year old Jinsung Kim was among thousands of instrumentalists and singers worldwide who entered the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition. He won silver in the age category of 18 and over.
"I was extremely surprised because I honestly didn't think I would get it," he says. "I was very happy. I'm extremely honoured."
Competitors were required to send in a video performance of a piece of music. He chose his favourite work, Franz Liszt's Transcendental Etude in f minor. "It's intense and it's so romantic," he says. "I just like it so much."
Watch his winning performance:
He says shooting his entry went very well and his teacher, Kyung Kim, was very pleased with the results. "Liszt demands really good technique and he's very natural, he has great facility," she says. "He's a very virtuosic pianist. I have no doubt that he's going to do even better in the future."
Jinsung Kim recently graduated in performance from the School of Music in Brandon and plans to continue with the masters program with his teacher.