Praised for her poetic and dramatic interpretation, New York-based Korean
pianist Yoojung Kim is a versatile pianist, improviser, arranger, musical cu-
rator, educator, chamber musician and collaborator. Ms. Kim has appeared in
recital and as soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, the United States.
and Asia. Yoojung Kim is currently a member of the Artist Faculty in Piano Studies at NYU Steinhardt.
***American Record Guide Critics' Choice Award, 2023***
"A lovely release of fine performances of this often intense but deeply satisfying music which deserves to be so much better known. Much of the music is on the grand scale but there are also more intimate movements including the first of the Deux poems, Op 32. Alongside further Poemes and Morceaus are Sonatas 2, 3 & 4. The CD is bookended by the adventurous Fantaisie in B minor and Vers la flamme." — Lark Reviews
"What makes this recital stand out are its moments of ineffable delicacy: the extraordinary fragility at the opening of the first movement’s development in the Third Sonata, or the dreaminess of the daringly drawn-out Andante later on, or the utter ethereality of the unusually patient performance of the Poème, op. 32/1. Surely, few pianists have captured the spirit implied by the title of op. 57/1—”Caresse dansée”—as neatly as Kim does here; and few have captured the delicate proto-Messiaenic sound world of the second of the op. 63 Poèmes so artfully. All in all, a remarkable disc." — Peter J. Rabinowitz, Fanfare
"A successful performer of Scriabin’s keyboard music must possess a virtuoso technique. But the artist must also capture the prevalent lyric beauty and poetry, and have a firm grasp of the music’s architecture and progression. Yoojung Kim possesses all of the necessary attributes. Her ability to play rapid passagework not only with arresting precision, but with an immaculate balance of voicing and dynamics, is fiercely impressive. Yoojung Kim’s mastery of Scriabin’s more introspective voice is equally convincing, and she phrases with the utmost meaning. The recorded sound has compelling immediacy and presence, offering a worthy representation of the excellent performances. James M. Keller’s marvelous liner notes further enhance this fine release." — Ken Meltzer, Fanfare