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Yejin Gil presents her new Bechstein CD in Germany

Yejin Gil recently recorded a new CD entitled “Étrangeté”. It contains works by Scriabin that the young Korean pianist intends to present to the public at Berlin’s Konzerthaus and several C. Bechstein Centers in Germany.

This CD, published on the Bastille Musique label, was recorded in autumn 2016 at the Teldex studios in Berlin on a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand. Yejin Gil is to play the compositions by Alexander Scriabin from this CD first at the C. Bechstein Centers in Hanover and Augsburg, then at Berlin’s Konzerthaus. The program of the recitals also includes works by Franz Liszt and Claude Debussy.

Die Termine:

C. Bechstein Centrum Hamburg: 20 October 2017, 7:00 p.m.
C. Bechstein Centrum Köln: 9 November 2017, 7:00 p.m.
C. Bechstein Centrum Düsseldorf: 10 November 2017, 7:00 p.m.
C. Bechstein Centrum Frankfurt: 8 December 2017, 6:00 p.m.

 

“The special harmony and constantly changing colors in Scriabin’s works fascinate me,” says Yejin Gil. A demanding interpreter with a brilliant technique and an artist who makes no compromises on authenticity, she already published a debut CD with works by Chin, Ligeti, Boulez and Messiaen that was highly acclaimed by The Guardian and received the 2014 “Coup de Cœur” awarded by the Académie Charles-Cros, one of France’s main groups of music critics.

Yejin Gil started studying the piano at the age of five. Driven by her fascination for European culture, she moved to Germany after completing her studies at the Seoul National University, Korea’s most prestigious educational institution. A grant awarded by the Lions Club enabled her to study at Essen’s Folkwang University under Professors Bernhard Wambach and Michael Roll. She graduated with the examining board’s utmost praise after her exam recital. During her studies, she took part in various competitions, including the Korea National Competition (first prize), the Köhler-Osbahr-Wettbewerb (first prize) and the Concours International d’Orléans (sole participant to be awarded five prizes: Prix Nadia-Boulanger, Prix Albert-Roussel, Prix de la Sacem, Prix Hitachi and special prize for the best interpretation of Philippe Hurel’s Interstices).

 

 

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