St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Jinah Shim – piano

Friday, 9 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Jinah Shim – piano

R Schumann

Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) op. 15

 1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands and Peoples)

 2. Kuriose Geschichte (A Curious Story)

 3. Hasche-Mann (Blind Man's Bluff)

 4. Bittendes Kind (Pleading Child)

 5. Glückes genug (Happy Enough)

 6. Wichtige Begebenheit (An Important Event)

 7. Träumerei (Dreaming)

 8. Am Kamin (At the Fireside)

 9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobbyhorse)

10. Fast zu ernst (Almost Too Serious)

11. Fürchtenmachen (Frightening)

12. Kind im Einschlummern (Child Falling Asleep)

13. Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks)

F Liszt

Ballade no. 2 in B minor

C Debussy

L'isle joyeuse

Jinah Shim began learning the piano at the age of five with Rosie Cross. During her junior school years, she represented the Northfield Festival at the National Piano Festival in London and was a winner of the European Piano Teacher's Association competition. At the age of fourteen, she was the youngest finalist of the Glasgow International Piano Competition. She then went on to study with Professor Malcolm Wilson at the Birmingham Conservatoire on a full scholarship as a junior student.

In 2011, she won 'Chandos Young Musician of the Year' and was consequently invited to perform Schumann's Piano Concerto with Chandos Symphony Orchestra a year later. She was also the first Guildhall winner of the 2011 Enescu scholarship offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute. In 2015 Jinah won 1st prize at Christopher Duke Piano Competition and won 2nd prize at Brighton's Springboard Concerto competition, as well as being an artist for Making Music's Philip and Dorothy Award for Young Concert Artists scheme. Most recently, she won the House Concert Prize at Euregio Award International Competition for which she played a concert in Geilenkirchen, Germany.

Notable past performances include Grieg's Piano Concerto in Birmingham's Symphony Hall and directing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 at the piano. She has performed other concertos with various different orchestras, including Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 at Birmingham Festival Orchestra's inaugural concert under the baton of the assistant conductor of the Hallé Orchestra, Jamie Phillips. She has also given recitals around the UK including London's Wigmore Hall, Steinway Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and St. James's Church, Piccadilly.

Not only is she interested in solo piano, she is also an avid chamber musician and represented the UK at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival in 2014 with her piano trio. She was the pianist of the Hill piano quartet, and performed at Orpheus and Bacchus Music Festival in France in 2015. She also co-founded of Leipzig Duo, with which she has won multiple awards and competitions in Godalming and the Kent International Piano Course. Most recently, she has start performing with Meridies Trio, with whom she won a place on the Richard Carne mentorship scheme, where they are coached by members of the Carducci Quartet, Smith Quartet and Linos Piano Trio.

Jinah is currently an Advanced Diploma student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London as an Arthur Haynes Scholar, studying with pianist Margaret Fingerhut.

London based pianist Jinah Shim is an Artist Diploma student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where she holds an Arthur Haynes Scholarship. Here she studies with pianist Margaret Fingerhut. In 2011 she won 'Chandos Young Musician of the Year' and was also the first Guildhall winner of the 2011 Enescu scholarship offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute. In 2015 Jinah won 1st prize at the Christopher Duke Piano Competition and won 2nd prize at Brighton's Springboard Concerto competition, as well as being an artist for Making Music's Philip and Dorothy Award for Young Concert Artists scheme. Most recently, she won the House Concert Prize at Euregio Award International Competition for which she played a recital in Geilenkirchen, Germany.