Visiting scholar Eunyoung Kim, a faculty member at Korea Baptist Theological University/Seminary and organist at Daehung Baptist Church in Daejeon, South Korea, performs works by Bach, Mozart, and Mendelssohn on the UW’s Littlefield Organ.
Johann Sebastian Bach Fantasia et Fugue in g, BWV 542
Johann Sebastian Bach Trio Sonata in C, BWV 529
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andante, K. 616
Felix Mendelssohn Sonata No. 1 in f, Op. 65
Allegro moderato e serioso
Allegro vivace assai
Eunyoung Kim, organ
Eunyoung Kim was born in South Korea and began her musical training on the piano at the age of four. During her high school years, Kim was introduced to organ and found its sound and mechanism very appealing to her. After entering the Church Music department at Yonsei University in Korea, Kim studied organ with Professor Sang-Soo Kwak, the pioneer of organ and church music in Korea, and Dr. Tong-Soon Kwak, the eminent performer and teacher. For the graduate school, Kim went to the University of Michigan (USA) and achieved Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Organ Performance with Dr. Marilyn Mason.
As an active performer, Dr. Kim is especially interested in designing her organ recitals with specific subjects. The subjects of her recitals include “Les Impressionists” (works by French impressionism composers), “Organ Service” (constructing the elements of worship service with German Chorale based organ music), “American Organ Music since 1950,” and “Watching and Listening - Organ Music with Paintings.”
Eunyoung Kim was selected as a Fulbright Scholar and taught at West Virginia Wesleyan College as a visiting scholar in 2008-2009. Dr. Kim is currently a faculty at Korea Baptist Theological University/Seminary and organist at Daehung Baptist Church in Daejeon, S. Korea.