Klara Min performs virtuosic and expressive preludes by Scriabin and Chopin, alongside Sean Hickey's meditative Birds of Barclay Street, dedicated to the victims of 9/11.
Preludes, Op. 11 by Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Birds of Barclay Street by Sean Hickey (b. 1970)
Preludes, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
World-renowned concert pianist Klara Min is a Steinway Artist who makes her home in Berlin and New York. Respected also as a thought-leader in music industry, Ms. Min is the founder and artistic director of New York Concert Artists and Associates (NYCA). NYCA serves as a networking organization for musicians to collaborate and create dynamic partnerships with managers, presenters, and other artists.
A native of South Korea, Ms. Min has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe as well as in her home country of South Korea, in some of the world’s most important concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Munich’s Gasteig, the Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin’s Konzerthhaus, Laeiszhalle, Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, and South Korea’s KBS Broadcast Hall. She has performed with prestigious orchestras such as Hamburger Kammerphilharmonie, Munich Kammerphilharmonie, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, American Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Symphony, and Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra among others.
Gramophone describes Ms. Min’s recent recording of Scriabin work on the Steinway & Sons record label as, "In short, Min’s finest performances on this gorgeously engineered release will make Scriabin fans sit up and take notice."
Klara Min’s first album, Ripples on Water, features modern Korean piano music; it was released on Naxos and complimented for “mak(ing) every note count” (All Music). Her second release of a selection of Chopin’s Mazurkas was released on Delos. American Record Guide selected the album as one of six critics’ choices in 2013 raving, “her dynamic control is out of this world."
In the 2016-2017 season, Ms. Min will record Paderewski Polish Fantasy with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with renowned French violinist/conductor Augustin Dumay. Other engagements include recital tours in Germany, Budapest, and New York City, and concerto performances in Hamburg, Germany, Sochi, Russia, and Monterrey, Mexico. Klara Min was the recipient of a Samsung scholarship. klaramin.com
"Klara Min's sensitive, colorful, polished, and well recorded performances make a most compelling case for these works.” –Classics Today
“Brilliant playing…intuitive musicianship...sensitive and polished” –Classic FM London