Born in Seoul in 1988, Sunwook Kim graduated from the Korean University, and then completed an MA in conducting at the Royal Academy of Music (London). In 2006, he won the prestigious Leeds International Piano competition, the youngest winner in forty years and the first Asian winner. Since then he has appeared as a concerto soloist with leading orchestras including the London Symphony, Hamburg Symphony, London Philharmonic, Radio-France Philharmonic, Berlin Radio, Halléand Bournemouth Symphony orchestras. Other awards include the 2004 Ettlingen (Germany) and 2005 Clara Haskil (Switzerland) competitions. Recital performances include appearances at the ‘Piano 4 Etoiles’ Salle Pleyel (Paris), Wigmore Hall, La Roque d’Antheron (France), Beethoven-Haus (Bonn), Tokyo, Osaka, and the Ruhr and Mecklenburg festivals. Last season he made his debut with the RTSI Orchestra (Lugano). Recent highlights include duo recitals with Jian Wang in Korea, and with Guy Braunstein in Berlin.