A native of South Korea, 13-year-old Hyunjae Kim loves virtuosic performing, competing, and collaborating with other pianists and instrumentalists. He has won the Gold Medal in several competitions, including the 2018 Sanford Wright Chamber Music Competition and the 2017 Virtuoso Festival, and he is a recipient of the 2017 Helen Crowe Snelling Scholarship Prize. Hyunjae is also an accomplished violinist, and he is concertmaster in his school orchestra. Hyunjae's other interests include Tae Kwon Do, in which he currently holds a black belt, and listening to classical music and watching world class pianists perform on stage. Hyunjae is in 8th grade and attends Einstein Middle School in Shoreline.
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, mvts 2 & 3, with Kaitlyn Gia Lee
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, mvts 2 & 3, with Hyunjae Kim
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, with narrator Jim Horne
$9 Seniors age 62+ / Youth age 13-21
Age 12 and under free, ticket still required
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7:30 pm
Special thanks to Classic Pianos of Bellevue for sponsoring this concert by generously providing a nine-foot Concert Grand piano.
Kaitlyn Gia Lee, age 10, is a 5th grader at Lakeside Middle School in Seattle. A prize winner of 25 piano competitions over the past two years, she most recently won Gold Medals in the Seattle International Piano Competition/Classical Viennese Festival and the Performance Arts Festival of the Eastside (PAFE) for both the concerto and solo divisions. She was also a Steinway Piano Competition finalist in 2018. As a result of winning the top prize at the 2017 SCMTA Concerto Competition, Kaitlyn performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Paul-Elliott Cobbs. Kaitlyn also plays the violin in her school orchestra, and she is a member of the school soccer team, is a Spelling Bee prize winner, and speaks three languages. (Photo by Violet N Photography)