Sound innovator and ingenious arranger
The music is the most important thing to me. - Roman Kim
Internet star and breathtaking virtuoso. Sound innovator and witty arranger. The young violinist and composer Roman Kim is not only a multi-talent, but also a typical artist of our time. In addition to a flawless technique, which we all presuppose in a good violinist, Roman Kim has the daring and musicality for the specific virtuoso repertoire a la Paganini that liberates such works from the odour of the exclusively superficial. Roman Kim has a direct musical approach to this music, his own compositions reveal him as a gifted and conscious successor of Paganini.
In 2010 Roman Kimreleased his first video project as a solo violinist. The then 19-year-old transcribed the Air by Bach from the 3rd Orchestra Suite and adapted all four parts of Bach's score to a single violin. Instrumentally - a considerable challenge, musically - a pleasure. The arrangement became a hit and attracted the attention and recognition of thousands and thousands of violinists and music lovers.
The cooperation with the music publisher "Bärenreiter" finally brought a proud confirmation of value. The Bachs Air, arranged by Roman Kim, was published in April 2015. The demand was great and the first edition was sold out within a few months.
Roman Kim's music is romantic, melodic and virtuoso. In his compositions, the artist discovers the boundless world of his instrument and brings many innovations to the sound possibilities of the violin. His paraphrases "I Brindisi" on Verdi's themes (published in 2013) strengthened his reputation as Paganini's "epigones". In April 2017 Roman Kim's "Three Romances" for violin and piano were published by "Bärenreiter".
Roman Kim received his first violin lesson at the age of five and at seven years old won first prizes in national competitions, which led him to the Central Music School in Moscow in 2000. With a scholarship from the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation (2001 - 2008), he began taking lessons from Maxim Vengerov in 2007 and attended master classes with Midori Goto, Lewis Kaplan, Miriam Fried and Gidon Kremer, while continuing to give concerts in major halls in Russia, Western Europe and South Korea. In 2008, Roman Kim was accepted at the age of 16 at the Musikhochschule in Cologne, where he studied with Prof. Viktor Tretyakov.
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