Sunday, March 12, 3 p.m.—RUTLAND—The third concert of the 9th annual “Passages at the Paramount” classical series at the Paramount Theatre will feature pianist Dasol Kim, who was awarded the Paramount Award in the Young Concert Artists, Inc. November 2015 International Final Auditions. The award was presented by Paramount Theatre board member and classical-music lover Kathy Harm. Harm commented, “He was fresh and engaging and showed an emotional and technical clarity far beyond his years.” Kim will perform in Rutland Sunday, March 12, 3 p.m.
Korean pianist Dasol Kim brings “a refined artistry of incredible maturity” to his performances (North Germany Review). A sought-after soloist, he has appeared with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic in Seoul, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, and the Belgium National Orchestra. He has performed with notable conductors, including Alan Gilbert, David Zinman, Michael Sanderling, Marin Alsop, and Li Xincao.
Winner of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Kim makes recital debuts in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Korean Concert Society Prize, and in New York, and appears at the Port Washington Library. Other accolades include First Prize in the 2010 Young Concert Artists European Auditions, First Prize in the 2011 Epinal International Piano Competition in France, Second Prize in the 2012 Géza Anda Competition in Zurich, and Third Prize at the 2011 ARD International Music Competition in Munich.
He graduated from the Hannover Music School in Germany, where he studied with Arie Vardi and Gerald Fauth. His debut CD, “Dasol Kim Plays Schumann,” was released in May 2015 on the Universal Music Korea label.
Bruce Bouchard, Executive Director of the Paramount commented, “We are so proud and happy to be in our ninth year of collaboration with Young Concert Artists, Inc. It has been our immense pleasure to have presented 33 exceptional young artists in our hall; the majority of whom have established themselves and are enjoying international engagements.” Bouchard continued, “We wish to continue to grow the audience for this thrilling and unique portion of our programming… If you have not been to a Passages/YCA concert, please endeavor to come out and support these extraordinary artists. We have moved the concerts to 3p.m. on Sundays to better accommodate the needs of our audience. As YCA says ‘See the best before the rest’”
The Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center St., Rutland. For tickets and more info, visit paramountvt.org.
Photo by Christian Steiner