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Finalists perform with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

The 2023 James Mottram International Piano Competition (JMIPC) was won by Jung Eun Séverine Kim.  The 29 year old Kim, who studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, performed Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G major Op 58 to secure the £10,000 First Prize as well as the Audience Prize.  

The £5000 Second Prize was awarded to IAlon Kariv (age 24), for his performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor Op 11, while pianist Jan Nikovich (age 22) took the £2500 Third Prize with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23 in A major K 488. 

Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1994, Jung Eun Séverine Kim began her studies in the Pre-College at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts with Professor Daejin Kim. In 2011, she moved to the Hannover Music Conservatory, where she is currently enrolled in the class of Professor Bernd Goetzke in the prestigious program „Konzertexamen“.  

In addition, she also deepens her knowledge of chamber music with Professor Markus Becker. Since April 2023, she is a faculty member of the piano department at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany. Jung Eun Kim has won several prizes at national and international competitions such as the Gina Bachauer Competition in Salt Lake City, the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, and the Theodor Leschetizky International Piano Competition.

1st Prize: Jung Eun Séverine Kim (29), Hannover
2nd Prize: Alon Kariv (24), Tel Aviv
3rd Prize: Jan Nikovich (22), Zagreb

Jean Efflam Bavouzet, Krzysztof Jablonski, Emanuel Krasovsky, Juan Lago, Rebecca Penneys, Niklas Pokki, Graham Scott

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Domingo Hindoyan (Conductor)

Competition Website

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