Sunday 25 October 2015

Sunday 25 October 2015 at Cromer Music Evenings

Jinah Shim - Piano

Jinah Shim is a postgraduate at the Guildhall School of Music in London, studying with Martin Roscoe. Jinah began piano aged five and during junior school competed in the National Piano Festival winning the European Piano Teacher’s Association competition. At fourteen she was the youngest finalist of the Glasgow International Piano Competition, going on to study at the Birmingham Conservatoire, since when she won Chandos Young Musician of the Year and was the first Guildhall winner of the 2011 Enescu scholarship and in 2015 lst and 2nd prizes at Christopher Duke Piano Competition and Brighton’s Springboard Concerto competition. Jinah also performs in concertos and chamber groups in Birmingham, London and France. She is grateful for the support of Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Award, and the Skinner’s Company Young Musicians Trust. 

Review by Terry Keeler
Sunday 25 October 2015
Jinah Shim - Piano


This being the 22nd season of Cromer Music Evenings presentations in engaging artists of a very high calibre, with today being no exception in the exhilarating performance of an artist of considerable virtuosic talent.


Beethoven’s Sonata No 15 in D major Op 28 - Pastoral in four movements, written in 1801. Here the first two movements, although marked allegro and andante, hardly differed in the tempo, hence pastoral style, the scherzo and rondo in contrast were performed in a scintillating and masterful interpretation.


Liszt Ballade No 2 in B minor portrayed intermittent scenes of tranquility and tempestuous storms.


Schumann’s Kriesleriana, Op 16 in eight fragments of diverse textures, requiring an innate musicality and technical pianistic skills, which this young artist had in abundance.


Debussy’s L’isle Joyeuse written in 1904, portraying in music a fictitious island being visited by happy young people - a wonderful picture in one’s imagination, with Debussy’s use of the whole tone scales, creating delicious harmonic effects - an overall superb concert by Jinah Shim whose next engagement is at the Wigmore Hall, London.


Terry Keeler
Tel 01263 513273

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