Eung Gu Kim, Univ.Prof.

University Professor in Piano

  • Mirabellplatz 1/I (Room: A01020)
  • 5020 Salzburg

Eung-Gu Kim received his training - among others - at the Seoul National University and at the Mozarteum University Salzburg with Prof. Christoph Lieske, where he graduated with honors. He also received lessons from Max Rostal, Ruggiero Ricci, Aron Rosand (chamber music), Alfons Kontarsky (piano duo and new music), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (early music).

His concert career has taken him to many European countries as well as to Japan. He performed as a soloist with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Mecklenburg State Orchestra, the Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra Musikkollegium Winterthur.  

In addition to the classic and romantic repertoire, he deals intensively with the music of the 20th and 21st centuries: seminars and courses led him to Luciano Berio, Wolfgang Rihm, Salvatore Sciarrino. He also worked with the composers Pierre Boulez, Rolf Liebermann, Manfred Trojahn and Jörg Widmann, whose works he has performed several times. He has had a longstanding relationship with the conductor Kai Röhrig in particular. Together with him he performed the classic repertoire, Piano and harpsichord concert by Alfred Schnittke and Henryk Górecki as well as works by Hans Werner Henze and Salvatore Sciarrino. He also premiered Wolfgang Rihms Fantasia with Kai Röhrig.  

He also gives concerts with members of the Collegium Novum Zürich, the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, and the œnm (Austrian Ensemble for New Music). He also took part in CD, radio and film recordings: Concerts for two and three pianos by W. A. ​​Mozart (with Cyprien Katsaris and Mari Ota) as well as piano transcriptions by Richard Wagner. He was awarded the "Bernhard Paumgartner Medal" by the Mozarteum Salzburg Foundation.  

Eung-Gu Kim has been teaching at the Mozarteum University Salzburg since 2016.