Guest Artist: Organist Yun Kyong Kim

September 17, 2013 | 7:30 PM |
Dimnent Memorial Chapel, 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street

Guest artist Yun Kyong Kim will present an organ concert at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Concert organist Yun Kyong Kim is in great demand as a solo organ recitalist. Concert reviewers have described her as “a splendid keyboard soloist” (“Dayton Daily News”) and have said that she “plays with great sensitivity and with great élan” (“The Diapason”).

The program will consist of: “Comes Autumn Time,” by Leo Sowerby; “In Memoriam: Titanic, Op. 10 No. 1” and “Elfes, Op. 7 No. 11,” by Joseph Bonnet; “Concert Etude on an Australian Folk Tune,” by Robert Ampt; “Clair de lune (Suite II, Op. 53, No. 5)” and “Les Cloches de Hinckley (Suite IV, Op. 55, No. 6)” from “Pièces de Fantaisie,” by Louis Vierne; and “Conversations,” “Fast Dance,” “Nocturne” and “Finale” from “Fiesta!,” by Iain Farrington.

Kim was born in Korea and moved to the United States at age 16.  After completing undergraduate organ study with Carole Terry at the University of Washington, she received both her master’s and doctoral degrees in organ performance with minors in early music and music theory from Indiana University, where her principal teachers were Christopher Young and Elisabeth Wright.  She has also studied and performed in North Germany and France, and made her French debut in Paris at Sainte-Clotilde in 1997.  Kim is a prize winner at both regional and national competitions in organ performance sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, and has also served on the juries of local and national organ competitions.

Recent engagements have included solo performances at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in South Carolina, Washington National Cathedral, Ohio University and Miami University performing arts series, and as a featured recitalist at two National Conventions of the Organ Historical Society and at two Region V Conventions of the American Guild of Organists.  Her performances have been broadcast nationally on “Pipedreams,” Seattle Public Radio’s “From the Organ Loft” program and on Dayton Public Radio.

Kim is past dean of the Dayton Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and has served on the faculty of the Pipe Organ Encounter at Ohio University, and has chaired the Dayton Church Music Workshop. She is instructor of organ and harpsichord at Sinclair Community College and serves as organist and choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton, Ohio.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.