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Gregory Hamilton
American Record Guide, September 2016

In all these works called “Chorale”, there is that goose-pimple moment when the Chorale appears, and Mr Kim makes a lot of it, with lovely expression, balance in the registers, and a rich piano sound. It’s very organ-like, as it should be!

Mr Kim has a wide repertoire of color and touch, his playing is well thought out and consistently engaging. This is a superb disc, and it is clear that Mr Kim has a very clear idea of where he wants the music to go. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Scott Noriega
Fanfare, September 2016

Were one to describe Kim’s playing regarding both, one might choose adjectives such as restrained, elegant, improvisatory, and at times powerful… Though Kim may not have the color palette of a Julius Katchen in the Brahms or an Ivan Moravec in the Franck, the way that he balances textures is thrilling. One can literally hear all the parts at any given time. But even more important than this aspect of his playing is the playfulness that he brings. …one of the finest performances of the movement I know—and one of the most pleasurable to behold. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Patrick Rucker
Gramophone, April 2016

Facing the manifold challenges of one of the most unpianistic of sonatas, Brahms’s F minor, Kim is justifiably more circumspect. Especially striking is the pristine clarity he invests in the score’s often murky textures. Kim’s lean sound is especially welcome in the opening movement, where it helps activate the forward thrust of the musical argument. © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone





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