Young pianist, big program Sunday

Korean pianist Dasol Kim will perform Beethoven and Barber sonatas, and Chopin’s Op. 28 Preludes Sunday at the Paramount. PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN STEINER

Korean pianist Dasol Kim was praised for “a refined artistry of incredible maturity” in a German review. But he has received accolades from a much more local source.

“He was fresh and engaging and showed an emotional and technical clarity far beyond his years,” says Paramount Theatre board member Kathy Harm.

She and Paramount Theatre Executive Director Bruce Bouchard presented Kim with The Paramount Award at the Young Concert Artists, Inc. International Final Auditions in November 2015.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, Passages at the Paramount will present Kim in a solo recital at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre. His substantial program features Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (“Pathéthique”), Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28, and Samuel Barber’s Piano Sonata in E-flat minor Op. 26.

For nine years now, the Paramount Theatre has been presenting among the top up-and-coming classical musicians, winners of the YCA International Auditions. And each year, Paramount representatives have chosen one of them as winner of The Paramount Prize.

Kim has already begun a fabulous career. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic in Seoul, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Geneva’s Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. He has performed with notable conductors, including Alan Gilbert, David Zinman, Michael Sanderling and Marin Alsop.

A frequent chamber music player, Kim partners with prominent musicians including cellist David Geringas, violinist Svetlin Roussev, violist Maxim Rysanov, cellist Myung Wha Chung, and YCA’s violinist Paul Huang, among others.

“If you have not been to a Passages/ YCA concert, please endeavor to come out and support these extraordinary artists,” Bouchard said. “We have moved the concerts to 3 p.m. on Sundays to better accommodate the needs of our audience. As YCA says ‘See the best before the rest!’”

Tickets are $22, $10 for students; call 802-775- 0903, or go online to www.paramountvt.org.

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