Concerts

 

SENSORY CONCERTS


Does your child (or yourself) feel overwhelmed by crowds, noise, light, smell and/ or touch? Do these feelings stop you from attending public events such as concerts?

Grace Kim understands. As a mother of two young children, one of whom has Asperger's syndrome, she also knows firsthand the crucial role music plays in brain development and strives to make it accessible to everyone who needs it. That is why she has designed Sensory Concerts especially for people with sensory/special needs, including children.

An internationally respected concert pianist and music educator, Grace and her colleagues perform classical music to small audiences in a relaxed atmosphere where various seating options, retreat spaces and on-site occupational therapist/psychologist support make it easy for you to self-regulate.

"We really don’t mind if people need to move around, lie on a crash mat or take time out from everyone else for a while,’’ she says. "I program the music especially with this in mind so that everyone can engage and benefit without feeling overwhelmed or restricted.’’

For more information about Sensory Concerts visit their webpage here.

 

MOUNTAIN CONCERTS

" ...Kim put together a sparkling programme that was eminently accessible and just right for the relaxed setting, but that also satisfied musically.’’ – Limelight magazine

Immerse your senses in the sublime chamber music of the maestros without travelling great distance or the city costs of parking, tolls and dining.

Organised by internationally acclaimed  concert pianist Grace Kim, the Mountain Concerts series brings classical musicians from around the world to the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Launched in 2014, Grace has used her renown to attract international soloists and principal musicians to perform at unique local venues, including the Blue Mountains Opera Festival at the Hydro Majestic Hotel for a splendid occasion similar to the magnificent concerts halls of Europe, where Grace has played before Royalty and other dignitaries to critical acclaim.

"A landscape such as the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area has all the dynamics and timbres of chamber music, from the most intimate piano solo to the robust grandeur of large ensembles’’ she says.

Mountain Concerts return chamber music to its origins by bringing live performances of small groups of musicians to more intimate venues. Live music performances remind people of the art of music, and music as a form of communication and a way of exploring feelings and emotions. Live music is also an unforgettable shared experience with the musicians, other audience members and even the venue itself.’’

2019 features an exciting World Premiere in the valley at Scenic World, a new Australian composition by Ian Munro, based on a new children's book "Leonard the Lyrebird" by Jodie McLeod. The Premiere will take place on 23 February 2019.

For more information about Mountain Concerts, visit their webpage here.

 

UPCOMING PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

2019

 

16 September   Zemlinsky Piano Trio with Jun Yi, violin Teije Hylkema, cello

1-18 May   The Happy Prince - The Australian Ballet @ Sydney Opera House

14 April  Melbourne Sensory Concerts (check Facebook page for updates)

6 April  Sensory Concerts Glenbrook NSW (check Facebook page for updates)

24 March Wyvern Music Forestville - Piano trios by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn

23, 24 February World Premiere of Leonard the Lyrebird for clarinet, cello, piano/sampler and narrator, by Ian Munro. Check Mountain Concerts for more details

2018

Dec 2   Sensory Concerts Christmas Special - Wrights Road Community Centre, Kellyville

Nov 22  Hazelbrook Public School - Your Music Inc.

Nov 11  Sensory Concerts Sydney - 2 locations Kensington, Drummoyne

Oct 6  Opera Gala @ Rivendell

26 August  Sensory Concert, Tumut NSW

15 July  Sensory Concert Melbourne @ The Arbour, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC

23 April Sensory Concert 3 @ Lower Mountains Anglican Parish, Glenbrook NSW

6-23 April Murphy - The Australian Ballet @ Sydney Opera House

2017

30 Sept-1 October  Blue Mountains Opera Festival

26 August   Sensory Concert 2 

19 August  4 Hands One Piano, Hydro Majestic Hotel

8 July  Yulefest @The Chalet  SOLD OUT*****

11 June  Le Grand Tango, Hydro Majestic

15 April  Mozart Double Piano Concerto, Christchurch NZ

1 April  Sensory Concert

12 February  Valentine's Concert "Kabarett"

 

2016

1-2 October Blue Mountains Opera Festival @ The Hydro Majestic, Blue Mountains

24 Sept  Sydney Chamber Music Festival

11 Sept  Mountain Concerts - Brahms clarinet sonata and trio with Frank Celata @ Korowal School, Hazelbrook

2015

29 October Mountain Concert - Piano Quartets with Rebecca Chan, Virginia Comerford, Teije Hylkema at Korowal School, Hazelbrook

9 October Winston Churchill Fellows Association 50th Anniversary National Convention - Government House, Sydney

20 September - Piano Trios with Andrew Haveron, Teije Hylkema @ Korowal School - Hazelbrook, Blue Mountains

15 August De Falla (Noches en los jardines de Espana) with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand

 

2014

1 November  Opera Night at Rivendell, Concord

14 September  Friends - Rivendell Recital Series, Concord

22 June  ABC Classic FM Sunday Live, Eugene Goossens Hall, Ultimo

4 May  Magic Island - Rivendell Recital Series, Concord

13 April  Guest pianist, Vinifera Ensemble - Independent Theatre, North Sydney

2 March Caro and Co. - Rivendell Recital Series, Concord

2013

20 December  Spiegelzaal - Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

1 December  Double Dutch - Rivendell Recital Series, Concord 

2 November  Opera Night at Rivendell, Rivendell Estate, Concord

26 October  ScotchArts series - Ian Roach Hall, Scotch College, Melbourne 

20 October  F. S. Delmer Memorial Concert, Sydney

17-22 September  Pianist in Residence, Shepparton VIC 

1 September  Music of Spring - Rivendell Recital Series, Concord

7 July  Stars in their eyes - Rivendell Recital Series, Concord

5 May  Magical Strings - Rivendell Recital Series, Concord

3 March  Let's celebrate! - Rivendell Recital Series, Concord 

2012

30 October - 4 November Pianist in Residence, Shepparton VIC 

11 October National Gallery, James O'Fairfax Theatre, Canberra

4-8 September Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Opera House 

22 June - 5 July Adjudicator, Sydney Eisteddfod 

25 March Op de Deel, Maarsbergen

22 January Bornse Synagogue, Borne

17 January Het Raadhuis, Hilversum

8 January Sint Aegtenkapel, Amersfoort

4 January Oude kerk, Zoetermeer

2011

14-16 October Port Fairy Spring Festival, Australia

12 October Sydney Conservatorium, Australia

3 October Killara Music Club, Sydney Australia

2 October Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium, Australia

21 August Klaasiek op locatie, Kessel

19 August Grachtenfestival, Amstel Hotel, Amsterdam

19 July Castelnau-Montratier, France

17 July Espère, France

16 July Goujounac, France

19 June Hagen, Germany

6-8 May CD recording, complete Mendelssohn Piano trios

28 April Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam

26 April Het Raadhuis, Hilversum 

25 April Het Kunsthuis, Rosmalen

9 April Pieterskerk, Breukelen

18 January Het Raadhuis, Hilversum 

9 January Museum Geelvinck, Amsterdam

2010

20 December Hilversum

20 October Oude Kerk, Zoetermeer

5-10 October Pianist in Residence, Shepparton, Australia

21 August **SOLD OUT** Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam

19-26 July Linari Festival, Tuscany, Italy 

7,10,13,16,18,23,27,29 June Opera Hondenhart, Amsterdam Muziektheater 

8 June Het Raadhuis, Hilversum

9 May Spiegelzaal, Het Concertgebouw

27 March Grote Zaal, Het Concertgebouw

4 March Het Oude Kerkje van Kortenhoef

2009

9 December Borne

29 November Muziekcentrum van de Omroep, Hilversum 

12 November Stadhuis, Weesp

17 October Montsalvat, Australia 

6-8, 13-18 October Pianist in Residence, Shepparton

10 October Port Fairy Festival, Australia

27 September Zeist

5 September Grote Zaal, Musis Sacrum Arnhem

19 June Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

 19 April Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht 

11 April Keizersgracht, Amsterdam

30 March VU Amsterdam

17,18,19 February Opera Reigen, Paris

2008 

11 December Stadhuis, Weesp

16 November Kennemer theater, Beverwijk 

28 September Concertzaal de Cameleon, Amsterdam 

6,13,20,27 June Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 

1 June Spiegelzaal, Het Concertgebouw

26 April - 4 May Shepparton, Australia

29 March Keizersgracht, Amsterdam

26 February **SOLD OUT** Podium ACANTHUS, Doesburg

20 February Borne

2007

6 October Museum Swaensteyn, Voorburg

29 September - 18 October Opera Reigen with De Bezetting Speelt

8 September Museum Hilversum 

30 August Huisconcert, Bunnik

25 August Uitmarkt, Amsterdam

20 August Sydney Conservatorium, Australia 

14 August South Melbourne Town Hall, Australia

30 July-5 August Pianist in Residence, Shepparton

28-29 July Guest teacher, Team of Pianists Masterclass, Shepparton 

1-29 June Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 

26 May Muziekschool, Amstelveen 

13 May Keizersgracht, Amsterdam

22 April Bornse Synagogue, Borne

20 February Oude Luxor Theater, Rotterdam

2006

16-21 October Trani International Piano Competition, Italy

27 September Kasteel Duivenvoorde, Voorschoten

17-23 July Shepparton, Australia

22 June Firenze, Italy

17 June De Doelen, Rotterdam

12 May Doelen Club, Rotterdam

28 April 8.15pm Schiecentrale, Rotterdam

27 April 8.15pm Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden

26 April 12.45pm Grote Zaal, De Doelen

15 March 8pm St. Andrews Church, Wahroonga Australia

 1-5 March Scriabin International Piano Competition, Italy

2005

10 December 1pm Rotterdam Conservatorium

27 October 12.45pm Laurenskerk, Rotterdam

30 September 3.30pm Erasmus University, Rotterdam

18 August 8.30pm Vondelpark Openluchttheater, Amsterdam 

11 August 8.30pm Vondelpark Openluchttheater, Amsterdam

25 July 1.10pm Melba Hall, University of Melbourne

18-24 July Artist in Residence, Shepparton, Australia

19 June 5pm Escher in het Paleis, Den Haag 

17 June 7.30pm Dreikönigskirche Dresden, Germany

14 June 4pm Rotterdam Conservatorium

11-12 June 11am De Doelen, Rotterdam

29 May 1pm-4.30pm Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

22 April 8pm Cox Pianoservice, Gouda

17 April 4pm Doelensociëteit De Harmonie, Rotterdam

24 March 8.15pm Gemeentehuis, Oud-Beijerland

23 January 4pm De Harmonie, Rotterdam

16 January 3.30 pm Bornse Synagogue, Borne

2004

21 December 8.30pm Teatro Magherita, Caltanisetta

19-22 December  'Bellini' International Piano Competition, Sicily

11 December 8.00pm  Baarn, Holland 

10 December 8.15pm  Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam 

8 December 2.15pm  Borne, Holland 

1 December 12.45pm  De Doelen, Rotterdam 

25 November 1.30pm  Kinderconcert, Theatre Mosaique, Wijchen 

22-24 November  Het Reizend Muziek Gezelschap - '1e Kamermuziekfestival tussen Maas en Waal' Leur, Holland 

28 October 12.45pm  Leiden, Holland 

21 August  Piano Landmarks Series, Melbourne 

2-9 August  Artist in Residence, Shepparton 

15 June 2pm  Masters Recital - Melba Hall, Melbourne

2003

18 December 2pm  Master of Music Recital - Melba Hall, Melbourne University 

10 December 8pm  Doctorate of Music recital, Helen Ayres, violin Grace Kim, piano - Melba Hall 

8 December 8pm  Doctorate of Music Recital, Erica Kennedy, violin Grace Kim, piano - Melba Hall 

15-19 September  Piano Residence - Eastbank Centre, Shepparton 

14 September 5pm  Recital - Goulburn Valley Grammar, Shepparton 

11 September 8pm  ABC Prokofiev Project - Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Centre, Melbourne 

23 August 11am  Piano Landmarks - St. Michaels Church, Melbourne 

15 August 8pm  Piano Landmarks - Bendigo Performing Arts Centre, Bendigo 

4 August 1.10pm  Lunchhour concert - Melba Hall, Melbourne 

21 May 6pm  Melbourne University 150th Anniversary Concert - National Parliament House, Canberra 

22 February 7.30pm  Kinabo Piano Trio Concert - Bayview, Sydney

2002

Concerto Soloist, Prokofiev No.3  Liege Philharmonic Orchestra - Belgium 

Concerto Soloist, Prokofiev No.3  Musici Artis International Festival - Brussels, Belgium 

Premier Performance, Weiland Sonata No.3 for violin and piano - Melbourne 

Fellow Recital - South Melbourne Town Hall 

The Winter Concert - Malvern Mission Centre, Melbourne 

Lunch hour concert - Elder Hall, Adelaide 

Fellow Recital - Chopin Concerto No.1 - South Melbourne  Town Hall

2001

Concerto Soloist, Rachmaninoff No.2 Musici Artis International Festival - Brussels, Belgium 

Concerto Soloist, Rachmaninoff No.2 The State Orchestra of Victoria - Melbourne Concert Hall 

Concerto Soloist, Rachmaninoff No.2 The Queensland Orchestra - Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane 

2000

Recital, Piano Music of Ravel - South Melbourne Town Hall 

Concerto Soloist Prokofiev No.3, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - Adelaide 

Concerto Soloist Prokofiev No.3, West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Perth 

ANAM National Tour - Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, Ayres Rock 

Canberra International Chamber Music Festival 

1999

Concerto Soloist, Ravel Piano Concerto, Queensland Symphony Orchestra - Brisbane 

Concert, Killara Music Club - Marian Street Theatre, Sydney 

Senior Recital - Sydney Conservatorium of Music 

Toccata Trio Recital - Turramurra Uniting Church, Sydney 

1998

Recital, Shoalhaven Music Society - Nowra, NSW 

Recital, Killara Music Club - Sydney 

Winners Concert - St. Andrews Church, Sydney 

Gala Performance - Sydney Opera House 

Recital - St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, Sydney 

ANAM Piano Program Recital - South Melbourne Town Hall 

1997

Fellowship of Music Australia Recital - Joseph Post Auditorium, Sydney 

ANAM Sonata Program Concert -Melba Hall, Melbourne - Vebbrughen Hall, Sydney 

ANAM Piano Program Recital - Melba Hall, Melbourne - Recital Hall, Brisbane 

Subscription Concert - Wyvern Music Club, Sydney 

Subscription Concert - Wahroongah Music Club, Sydney 

Subscription Concert - Killara Music Club, Sydney 

Concert, Shubertiade - Great Hall, Sydney University 

Concert, Sunday Musicale - Great Hall, Sydney University 

Prizewinners Concert - St. Andrews Church 

1996

Recital - Hills Centre, Sydney 

1995

Mostly Mozart Series - Sydney Opera House 

Concert, A Musical Evening - The Elm Centre 

ASKM Concert - University of Technology, Ku-ring-gai 

International Festival of Music - Sydney Town Hall 

Charity Concert for Relief work in Africa - Willoughby Town Hall, Sydney