BU Music Student Shines on Local and Regional Stages

April 17, 2012

BRANDON, MB — Third-year music student, Jinsung Kim recently won first place in the Young Artist Series CFMTA Western Tour Competition held in Winnipeg. Thanks to this achievement, the young pianist will embark on a recital tour of various cities throughout Western Canada during the upcoming academic year.

This semester had been a series of shining moments for the musician. Kim, who was born in South Korea and has lived in Canada since he age of 12, first came to Brandon University as a scholarship student of Professor Emeritus Dr. Lawrence Jones in the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music. Now, recognized for his outstanding performance and potential, he has been studying at the Brandon University School of Music as a recipient of the President’s Scholarship and is a student of Dr. Kyung Kim.

In March, he shone during his performances at the Brandon Festival of the Arts, winning the Westman Communications Group Scholarship and the Western Financial Group Tudor Bowl. He was then invited to perform in the Festival Encore Concert, after which he took home the coveted Kaye and G.R. Rowe Memorial Scholarship. Furthermore, in the annual audition for the School of Music’s concerto competition, Kim won the chance to perform with the BU Orchestra in their semester-ending performance.

“To be sure, we’re very proud of Jinsung’s recent accomplishment and are thrilled that our School will be represented by such a fine young pianist and person on a tour of Western Canada,” said Greg Gatien, the Chair of the Music Performance Department in the School of Music. “Jinsung is an excellent example of the kind of students that the School of Music has been attracting over its many years. It is wonderful to see Jinsung’s work rewarded with this recognition, but equally gratifying to see the work of our faculty continue to shape the musical landscape of Western Canada in such tangible ways.”
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For more information, please contact:

Joanne F. Villeneuve
Communications, Brandon University
270 – 18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
204-727-9762
villeneuvej@brandonu.ca

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