Irene Kim to Premiere Quentin Kim’s “Lilies” for Solo Piano at Kennedy Center

Posted on: August 5th, 2012 in News

Irene Kim

Pianist Irene Kim will perform the world premiere of Quentin Kim’s “Lilies – Ballade for Solo Piano” at the Kennedy Center’s terrace theater on September 8, 2012.  Currently a doctoral candidate in piano performance at the Peabody Conservatory, Irene Kim was selected as Korean Concert Society’s Kennedy Center Debut Recitalist for 2012.

Quentin Kim

Composer Quentin Kim is Korean Concert Society’s Composer-in-Residence for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.   Kim creates emotionally compelling music based on his conviction in the “perpetual modernity of tonality.”  His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, New York Society for Ethical Culture, Salle Cortot in Paris, Cajastur Cultural Center in Gijón, Spain, as well as at the Concerts at the Crossroads series in Cleveland.  Kim’s work has been praised for its “refreshingly direct” (New York Concert Review) quality.  Also an outstanding pianist, Kim earned a doctorate in Piano Performance at Julliard in 2010.

Full Program:

Franz Schubert Four Impromptus, Opus 142, D. 935
Franz Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S.514
Quentin Kim “Lilies,” Ballade for Piano (World Premiere)
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82