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Huntley Dent
Fanfare, September 2017

…this is Kim’s best reading. He shows no sign of struggle or flagging anywhere, and he’s found a way to tread a path through the first movement’s tumult without sounding arbitrary or hectoring. …Kim’s efforts are well above average. The recorded sound is good… © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review



Sang Woo Kang
American Record Guide, July 2017

Kim shows an understanding of the underlying harmonies and demonstrates incredible technical command and intelligence. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Hi Fi Review (Hong Kong), June 2017

This is full of conservation, wisdom, …the strength of the Beethoven playing, a king victory… © 2017 Hi Fi Review (Hong Kong)




David Fanning
Gramophone, May 2017

Kim is blessed with technical command, intelligence and communicative flair in equal measure and at a very high level. The first of these is hard to miss: the treacherous outer movements of the Appassionata are crystal-clear, even under the greatest dramatic strain, and the finale of the Moonlight goes at the fullest of Presto agitatos, without the slightest suspicion of gabble. Unlike many, including even some household names, his sound never grates in fortissimo, and again that’s not for want of forcefulness. Nor is there any fault to be found with his cantabile and legato. These strengths are never indulged in for their own sake. Kim has an unerring sense of underlying harmonic tension and tonal design, plus the skill to apply colour and blend accordingly, which gives his playing both eloquence and architectural solidity and saves him from having to rely on gimmicky exaggeration to make his mark. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone





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