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Gramophone Magazine
                                     by Jed Distler

The 34-year-old pianist Julian Jaeyoung Kim keeps a vice-like grip on the dotted rhythms in the first movement of Brahms’s F minor Sonata, with a martellato definition of inner voices and counterlines.


Klassik Heute
                                     by Antje Roessler

Julian Jaeyoung Kim approaches the early work with a lot of verve and enthusiasm. Kim plays very emotionally, brilliantly and with a love of detail. He creates a variety of nuances, but loses sight of the larger dimensions of the five-movement sonata. This applies above all to the stormy, urgent, almost symphonic outer movements. One could imagine the Allegro maestoso at the beginning to be even more thunderous. The pianist, on the other hand, approaches the lyrical secondary theme very calmly; the music almost stands still.

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Sonograma Magazine
                                     by Josep Bosch 
Feb 29, 2024

Julian Jaeyoung Kim, sempre inspirat, interpreta amb una sorprenent naturalitat les complexes textures de la Sonata i atorga una gran importància a les Variacions, amb una claredat irrefutable. En alguna variació el pianista sud-coreà dona a l’oient motius d’alegria gràcies als passatges de gran efusió lírica i de tècnica pianística.

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Meet the Artist
                             by The Cross-eyed Pianist 
Mar 4, 2024

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music and who or what have been the most important influences on your musical life and career? Like many musicians, the biggest influence on me was my parents. Especially because of my mother’s interest in classical music, I had many opportunities to listen to it. My dream started in a small music academy I happened to visit when I was six years old. I got a chance to play a very short piece at a concert held by the academy at the end of the year.

Interlude Magazine
                                     by Frances Wilson
Dec 29, 2023

Young South Korean pianist Julian Jaeyoung Kim makes a bold statement with his debut CD, Brahms Resonances, featuring Brahms’ Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5, and the Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35.


Fanfare Magazine
                                     by Jerry Dubins
Mar 17, 2023

Julian Jaeyoung Kim's debut recording is a showcase of superior artistry, blending technical prowess and deep musicality in his interpretations of Brahm's Piano Sonata No.3 and Paganini Variations. His performance transcends mere technical skill, achieving a remarkable synthesis of Classical form and Romantic expression.


Classical Music Sentinel
                                 by Jean-Yves Duperron

Nov 30, 2023

A bold and daring choice for a debut recording, but South-Korean pianist Julian Jaeyoung Kim delivers forceful and incisive readings of these two intricately thorny works by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).

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