Brian Kim performing in the "Glorious Puccini” Concert with Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra, at the The Concourse Chatswood. Photo: Christopher Hayles
Sydney Eisteddfod is delighted to learn that Flautist, Brian Kim will be venturing to France to study at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
As one of four students who have been chosen worldwide, Brian is the first Australian student to be chosen to study at this prestigious institution.
“It is every flute player’s dream to study at the Paris Conservatoire and I am the first Australian to be granted a place there in the school’s history!” Brian said.
Loving performing from the very beginning, Brian has always been focused on becoming a professional musician, deciding to first test his skills at the 2011 Sydney Eisteddfod, at the age of 12. Getting off to a fine start, Brian won the Flute event for his age group and as the highest scoring woodwind player, Brian was then selected to perform in the prestigious Alf & Pearl Pollard Awards for Performance Excellence (12-16 years) and won the $1,000 prize.
Returning to the Sydney Eisteddfod stage in 2014, Brian scored a trifecta by winning in events for players aged 15/u, 18/u and 25/u.
“Sydney Eisteddfod has had a huge impact on me as a musician, I loved being able to play in front of an audience and to listen to other flautists and instrumentalists. Winning these sections were big achievements in my life and an incredible boost to my confidence as a musician” Brian said.
Alongside his performing schedule, Brian has also enjoyed playing with his school’s band and orchestra, an experience that has given him a greater sense of responsibility, leadership and to have some fun.
“Playing in bands and orchestras were an added bonus of fun to me as a musician, I loved being able to play together as a team with other musicians who all appreciated music. When two or more people come together to play music I always think that something special is created, it’s a whole new level of excitement.” Brian said.
The team at Sydney Eisteddfod wish Brian all the best overseas and can’t wait to see where this next chapter of his professional musical career takes him.