3rd Prize piano 2014
Born in South Korea in 1991, Honggi Kim studied at the Yewon Middle School, then at the Seoul Arts High School, from which he graduated in 2010. The same year, he was admitted into the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, where he studied with Chong-Pil Lim and Eun-Jung Shon.
In 2014, he moved to Europe, entering the class of Arnulf von Arnim at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater of Munich. He has won prizes at numerous competitions, including 2nd Prize at the Joong-Ang Competition in 2010, 1st Prize at the Dong-A Competition, 3rd Prize at the China International Piano Competition and 1st Prize at the Isang Yun International Competition in Tongyeong in 2013, and recently 3rd Prize at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2014. He has played many recitals in Switzerland, Italy, Germany and China and has performed in Korea and China with the Macau, Changwon and Wonju orchestras, as well as the Prime Philharmonic, the Seoul Youth Orchestra, the KNUA Orchestra and the Korean Symphony Orchestra.