Star conductor Myung-Whun Chung is a cultural ambassador of his home country South Korea and has dedicated himself for many years to promoting young Korean artists. Since pianist Sunwook Kim won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006 at the age of 18, he and Chung have enjoyed a close musical partnership. Sunwook Kim has received outstanding international reviews for his previous solo recordings of piano works by Beethoven, Brahms and Franck. The composer Johannes Brahms is very close to the pianist’s heart and it is no coincidence that his Piano Concerto No. 1 was at the heart of Kim’s Asia tour with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and its first guest conductor in the fall of 2019.
The recording of the Piano Concerto is complemented by the Six Piano Pieces, op. 118.
The Piano Concerto was recorded live at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea in September 2019 and
the Six Piano Pieces in June 2020 in the Mendelssohn Hall of the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
Produced by Accentus Music
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Concerto No. 1 D minor op. 15
Six Piano Pieces op. 118
Sunwook Kim, piano
Myung-Whun Chung, conductor