Whajung Kim wins 2014 Siegfried Weishaupt International Piano Competition
Current USC Thornton Keyboard Studies doctoral candidate Whajung Kim (DMA, ’15), who is a student of USC Thornton faculty Daniel Pollack, received First Prize at the 2014 Siegfried Weishaupt International Piano Competition in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Kim is the third USC Thornton student to take home top honors at the competition. The annual event, part of the International Summer Academy of Music (ISAM), invites a select group of pianists and organists from across the globe to participate in masterclasses taught by acclaimed performers in the field. While in Europe, Kim also gave a Baroque concert at Dresden Castle, sponsored by the Hochschule fur Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden. She also performed Benjamin Less’ “Fantasia” at the opening concert of the 3rd International MeisterKurs in Hochschule fur Music Dresden, Germany.