“the performance that most impressed me was that of Canadian Younggun Kim, who had just as much technical acumen but much greater subtlety of phrasing, his superior rendition of the same Haydn sonata (Hob. XVI:20) marked by sensitivity of touch and light facility.
The same qualities were heard in Poulenc’s Trois Novelettes…and a sharp-fingered but still varied seventh sonata by Prokofiev.
Kim did not push the tempos to the breaking point and in fact kept many slow enough that he could still bring out subtle details”
(Charles T. Downey, Ionarts)
“Younggun Kim is indeed, as his name implies, a young gun. He has blazing technical capacity and a lush sound supported by a natural phrasing sense and an appreciation of the differences in approach required to project the music of Haydn…
Kim’s Poulenc Novelettes shimmered with beautifully balanced voicings, and Prokofiev’s war horse Seventh Sonata was spiky and rhythmically driven but still played with full, beautiful tone.”
(Timothy Gilligan, New York Concert Review)