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Master Class – Observe!MAY 3, 2020 | 9:00 AM
OC MUSIC & DANCE
About this Event
One of today’s most important pianists and pedagogues, winner of major prizes worldwide.
Bidini is one of today’s most distinguished performers and music educators in the world. He is head of piano at the Colburn School and a Visiting Artist at OC Music and Dance. 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 Tilson Thomas. 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.
After winning top prizes in the most famous international piano competitions, Fabio Bidini’s 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.”
In 2005 Mr. Bidini accepted a professorship in the piano department of the “Universität der Künste-Berlin.” In 2009 he 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, as well as serving as an artist in residence at the “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz” in Köln.
Fabio Bidini is an official Steinway Artist.
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 performedand 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.