KIM BARBIER

CONCERT PIANIST


"The light tenderness of her touch as well as its omnipresent power are indisputably the most distinguishing and fascinating feature of Kim Barbier."
Piano News


Contact:
email: kimbarbier@yahoo.fr


September 24 and 25th

Philharmonie, Zaporijjia- Ukraine
Opening season concert
Grieg Piano concerto with Zaporijjia Philharmonic

October 9th

International Art Center De Singel
Antwerpen, Belgium
Piazzolla, Massa
with Massa Trio

October 15th

Piano Salon Christophori
Berlin, Germany
Piazzolla, Massa
with Massa Trio

from October 18th until October 21t

Wuppertal, Germany
CD Recording with Massa Trio
Piazzolla, Massa, Ginastera


November 3rd

Otto-Braun-Saal, Berlin, Germany
With Massa Trio

November 7th

Berlin Philharmonie
Poulenc piano Concerto FP 146 with Schöneberg Symphony Orchester and Igor Buddinstein

December 10th

Sophia, Bulgaria
with Massa Trio



“WHAT STRUCK ME WAS AN UNUSUAL COMBINATION OF POETRY AND A FORMIDABLE TECHNIQUE”
SIR SIMON RATTLE

French pianist Kim Barbier has distinguished herself as a versatile artist who is as much at home with piano concertos as with the chamber music repertoire.

The orchestras with which she has performed in recent years include the Orquesta de Valencia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Orchestra, Zagreb Radio Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the New Chamber Orchestra of Potsdam, together with conductors such as Lionel Bringuier, Robin Ticciati, Fabien Gabel, Yaron Traub, Stanley Dodds, etc…

She has been a guest soloist in world-renowned concert halls such as the Philharmonie in Berlin, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Beijing Concert Hall, Hanoi Opera House and the Palau de la Musica in Valencia. Kim has been represented at international festivals including the Festival International de Menton, Festival Musique à l´Emperi in Salon de Provence, Rolandseck Festival and the Salzburg Easter Festival.

Kim is an enthusiastic chamber musician and has already concertised with musicians such as Sol Gabetta, Emmanuel Pahud, Antoine Tamestit, Guy Braunstein, David Geringas, Sharon Kam, Bruno Delepelaire, François Leleux, Paul Meyer and the Scharoun Ensemble of Berlin.

She was member of the Berlin Piano Quartet together with members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Their two CDs have been released with RCA/ Sony Classical and have been acclaimed and awarded by the international press.

She was born in Paris, the daughter of French-Vietnamese parents, and grew up in Africa and southern France. After completing her diploma and “cycle de perfectionnement” at the Paris Conservatory under Pierre-Laurent Aimard, she studied with her highly esteemed professor and mentor Maria Curcio in London.

Her other teachers include György Kurtag, Patrick Cohen, Odile Poisson, Theodore Paraskivesco, Nicholas Angelich, Leon Fleischer and Ferenc Rados.

She extends her special gratitude to the “Conseil Général des Alpes Maritimes” and the “Mécénat Banque Société Générale” for her stipends.