Piano Master Class Series

Once-in-a-lifetime Master Class Series with Fabio Bidini and HyeJin Kim

 

Master Class Highlights

Two hours of instruction, includes one master class and one private lesson.

Technique training in pedaling, fingering, body mechanics, and tone production. Coaching on artistry, including interpretation, color, and dynamics.

At the conclusion of the master class series, Professor Bidini and Professor Kim will select two students to participate in a special recital.

 

FABIO BIDINI

Fabio Bidini is one of today’s most important pianists and pedagogues, and a winner of major prizes worldwide. His sensational success at the Busoni and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition opened the door to a constantly growing international career. As Bernard Holland of the New York Times states: “He is capable of an admirable simplicity…truly touching.” His outstanding piano playing combines technical  wizardry and poetic lyricism, with a fascinating attack of the keyboard that brought him a glowing London debut in the Barbican Center with the London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Michael TilsonThomas. Shortly thereafter, he performed at the United Nations as a soloist of BBC Wales, and had a highly acclaimed North American debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Joel Levi. Mr. Bidini is a frequent guest of prominent orchestras such as San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and has performed in the world’s most famous concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center, Kennedy-Center, and others. He enjoys collaborating with leading conductors of our time, including Michael Tilson Thomas, Ivan Fischer, Andrey Boreyko, and Zoltan Kocsis. In 2005 Mr. Bidini accepted a professorship in the piano department of the “Universität der Künste–Berlin,” and in 2009 was named piano chair at the “Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler” in Berlin, Germany. In 2015 the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles founded the Carol Colburn Grigor Piano Chair for Fabio Bidini. He currently serves as faculty at the prestigious conservatory, and is an Artist in Residence at the
“Hochschule für Musik und Tanz” in Köln. Fabio Bidini is an official Steinway Artist.

 

HYEJIN KIM

Praised by critics for her “passionate…polished and expressive” performances, pianist HyeJin Kim is one of South Korea’s most thrilling young classical stars. Born in Seoul, she began playing piano at age five, and later enrolled at the prestigious Yewon Arts School. She recently received an artist diploma at the Colburn School in its Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Fabio Bidini. Ms. Kim first attracted international attention at age 17 when, as its youngest participant, she won third prize in Italy’s prestigious Busoni Competition. Andrea Bonatta, the head of the jury, said ‘I am thrilled about her flawless musicality and technique, which promises success as an internationally recognized pianist.’ Since then, Ms. Kim has received numerous awards including prizes at the 2008 Hong Kong International Piano Competition, DAAD Prize, Steinway and Sons AdvancementAward Competition, and Toronto International Piano Competition. She has performed and toured with numerous orchestras such as the Russian State Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Orchester, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Praha Broadcast and Budapest Symphony Orchestras, and worked with noted conductors including Eliahu Inbal, Carl St. Clair, Christoph Poppen, Achim Fiedler, and more. In fall 2018, Ms. Kim began teaching at the Community School and pre-college Music Academy divisions of the Colburn School.

 

Master Class Schedule

Sunday, January 26, 2020. 9 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $300/2 hours

Price includes one master class with either Professor Bidini or Professor Kim, and one private lesson. The private lesson will be taught by the instructor that did not teach the master class.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020. 9 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $300/2 hours

Price includes one master class with either Professor Bidini or Professor Kim, and one private lesson. The private lesson will be taught by the instructor that did not teach the master class.

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Sunday, March 1, 2020. 9 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $300/2 hours

Price includes one master class with either Professor Bidini or Professor Kim, and one private lesson. The private lesson will be taught by the instructor that did not teach the master class.

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Sunday, May 3, 2020. 9 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $300/2 hours

Price includes one master class with either Professor Bidini or Professor Kim, and one private lesson. The private lesson will be taught by the instructor that did not teach the master class.

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Register to Observe