Pianist Jinson Kim has been extensively performing across the globe as a soloist and chamber musician since the launch of her international concertizing career in 1989. Her illustrious performances have resonated through renowned concert venues, including the Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Beethovenhalle (Bonn), Carnegie Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center.
Her upcoming CD, "Invisible Threads," is a testament to her artistry and collaboration with violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport. This recording beautifully weaves together Anyango's musical journey from Germany to the USA and South America with Jinson's own path from Germany to Korea and the USA. Generously supported by a grant from Banco Santander and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, this project celebrates the power of music to bridge diverse backgrounds and cultures. The performances were recorded in the historic Sala Luis Angel Arango of the Banco de la Republica de Colombia, adding another layer of depth to this remarkable musical journey. Since 2017, the duo comes together regularly for summer music institutes, recitals, and recording sessions in Dallas, Bogota, and Boston.
Jinson Kim's music has been broadcasted on esteemed stations like KBS TV, KBS FM, MBC, ZDF, WDR, BR, EBS, and Deutsche Welle. Her performances at the Pusan-Ibach-Festival, Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Brahms Memorial in Bonn, and Westfälisches Musikfest in Münster have been captured in live broadcasts by WDR. The "Studio 2021" Festival for modern music in Seoul witnessed her premiere pieces by Lindberg and Maratka, a testament to her dedication to contemporary musical exploration. She's also joined the esteemed Ensemble Resonanz in their "Urban strings" concert series, where modern music takes center stage. Amongst a rich tapestry of collaborations with various conductors, her renditions of Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Jeju Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Dong Ho Lee, and Beethoven's No. 5 with the Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor Li Xincao, stand as unforgettable milestones in her career.
With over a decade of teaching experience in Higher Education in Korea and Germany amongst other at Seoul National University (SNU) and Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler Berlin”, she has acquired a long track record of success as a teacher. Her students currently study or studied at prestigious music schools such as Rice University, Eastman School of Music, University of Southern California, New England Conservatory, University of Austin, University of North Texas, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of the Arts Berlin and Academy of Music in Dresden, Essen, Cologne and Munich.
Born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in Germany, Jinson Kim's own educational journey is one of dedication and excellence. She studied under the guidance of Rosemarie Zartner in Bonn, Rainer Becker at the University of the Arts in Berlin, and Hans Leygraf at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. After finishing her piano performance studies with distinction, she studied also master music education (UdK) and master musicology (Humboldt University Berlin).
Additionally, as a fine example of her interest in musicological research, she was involved in a long-term project at Seoul National University that comprises the translation of the book “Beethovens 32 Klaviersonaten” by Jürgen Uhde to Korean, released in fall 2016.