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Mozart Recital

Released on July 7, 2023 - Steinway & Sons Label

“Kim’s recording for Steinway & Sons of sonatas Nos. 9 and 12 is so light, well-balanced and insightful that it bodes very well indeed for a possible set of all 18 sonatas. Whether or not that is in the future, having these two available now is wonderful. Kim brings exuberance and a generally light touch to both these works – using a modern piano, yes, but holding back on the large and reverberant sound of which the instrument is capable. As a result, the sonatas attain a level of understated beauty that mingles well with their perfection of form, of which Kim is clearly quite cognizant.”

— Infodad

"Mozart's music is full of life and power, encompassing the full spectrum of human emotions and transcending all eras and cultural boundaries.

Compiling this album brought me waves of joy, and the feeling of personal connection to Mozart's spirit."

- Su Yeon Kim

"The outer movements of the D major Sonata, K311, stand out for Kim's expert finger legato and a sense of air between phrases that's easier to hear than to explain. If anything, her reading of the F major Sonata, K332, better reveals the music underneath the surtace glitter. Many pianists, for instance, treat the Assai allegro finale as an exercise in ‘anything you can play I can play faster’.

Not Kim, who makes virtuoso points through careful articulation, placement of accents. dynamic gradations and not short-changing the dramatically placed rests.”

— Gramophone


“The South Korean pianist’s playing is a joy, and this album reveals her as a Mozartian through and through... a beautifully constructed programme, full of contrasts: serious, playful, extrovert, introspective, dancing, operatic.” 


“Distinguished by an incisive and very articulate approach, the pianist brings a breath of fresh air with her lively, airy interpretation, tinged with humor, a pearly and delicate touch but still full of strength, very virtuoso in fast passages... with the required sensitivity in the slow movements.”

— Ludwig van Montréal

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