Summer tragedy: Award winning pianist drowns

Summer tragedy: Award winning pianist drowns


norman lebrecht

July 27, 2018

The concert promoter Christopher Axworthy has posted:

So sorry to hear from Eun Seong Kim’s mother that her son died in a swimming accident on 19th July. A major talent as you can hear from op 111. His Scriabin was one of the finest performances we have ever heard. 

He was also one of the most humble and appreciative human beings. A life so cruelly taken from us when his musical journey was headed for the heights.

The Korean pianist and composer Eun Song Kim won the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin in 2014 and came fourth in the Busoni contest.

Our profound sympathies to his family.


  • Kalo says:

    Incredibly sad news… I was looking forward for his music in the coming years. I wish well for his family and friends,

    Ps, he was born in 1997, is it possible to correct the title?