CBC Saskatchewan is a proud sponsor of the Regina Symphony Orchestra's Mosaic Masterworks concert series.
This concert's mood varies from the exciting carnival, to French Canadian folk, to the serene French mountain air. The evening's selections are all written by French composers from both France and Quebec. Join us and indulge in some incredible French culture.
Guest Artist: Michael Kim, piano
Gratton - French Canadian Folk Song Fantasie
Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
d'Indy - Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Debussy - Iberia
Ravel - La Valse
Michael Kim is a gifted pianist and performer. As a soloist and concerto artist, Michael has brought audiences to their feet with his outstanding technique and refined artistry and has been praised by The Globe and Mail for his "consistently high level of professionalism and musicality."
Mr. Kim is the recipient of a multitude of awards, including the grand-prize of the Canadian Music Competition and the CBC National Radio Competition for Young Performers. He was also silver medallist at the Scottish International Competition in Glasgow and a prize winner in the Leeds and Ivo Pogorelich International Piano Competitions. An artistic scholar, Dr. Kim received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from The Juilliard School, where he held the Vladimir Horowitz Piano Scholarship. Upon graduation, Michael quickly took a professorship at Lawrence University's Conservatory of Music in Appleton, WI.
Michael Kim has toured extensively in North America, South America, the United Kingdom and Korea. As a concerto soloist, Michael has performed with the Boston and Cincinnati Pops, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the symphonies of Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Oklahoma City, Orchestra London, the Florida Orchestra, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. His touring history also includes highlights such as being invited to tour Peru with Orchestra Sinfonica de Trujillo and the UK with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony.
As a chamber musician, Michael has performed at the festivals of Brevard, Aspen, Banff, Huntsville, and Heifetz (Annapolis, MD) to name a few. He also frequently collaborates with his wife, pianist Kyungran Kim, in a special four hand - one piano program. This coming season will see Michael in concerto with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he will tour throughout Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces with the music-as-theatre production titled The Schumann Letters.
Michael can be heard on recordings for the Arktos, CRI, and Summit labels. He has recorded three compact discs for Orpheum Masters, featuring the Ballades of Grieg and Chopin, a live recital from Lawrence University, and works of Franz Liszt. Michael's performances are broadcast frequently on the radio networks of CBC, NPR, KBS, Chicago WFMT's Live From Studio One and both BBC Radio and Television.
In August 2008, Dr. Kim was appointed Dean of Brandon University's School of Music, in Brandon Manitoba.