Yejin Gil is an excellent, award-winning pianist. She combines technical brilliance with musical depth in her uncompromising pursuit of artistic authenticity. She is as well oriented in the classical and romantic repertoire as in works from the 20th and 21st century. Her brilliant debut CD with works by Chin, Ligeti, Boulez and the Messiaen won the "Coup de Coeur" 2014 by Académie Charles Cros and her 2017 Scriabin album was nominated for the award for German record critics and the International Classical Music Awards.
In recent years, Gil has collaborated with composers such as Unsuk Chin, Pierre Boulez, Philippe Hurel, Heiner Goebbels, Helmut Oehring, Martin Matalon and Oscar Strasnoy and performed with conductors such as Kent Nagano, Hans Rotman, Steven Sloane, Alexander Merzyn and Joseph Bousso.
She has had solo assignments with orchestras such as the Hamburg Philharmoniker, Bochumer Symphoniker, MDR Synfonieorchester, Philharmonisches Orchester des Staatstheaters Cottbus, Berliner Symphoniker and Staatskapelle Halle,
Percussions de Strasbourg, Ensemble Court-Circuit and Zafraan Ensemble.
She constantly performs with musicians such as Jörg Widmann, David Adorjan, Matthias Schorn, Jan Bjøranger, Nora Chastain, Lars Anders Tomter, Torleif Thedéen, Martin Löhr, Øyvind Gimse and Martin Funda.
In 2014, she was "Artist in Residence" at the Impuls festival in Brussels, Berlin, Magdeburg and Halle, and played Bernstein's piano concerto "The Age of Anxiety", and was broadcast live on MDR. At the end of 2015, her second CD was released with a pure Mussorgsky program, which could be experienced on a series of regular shows in France and Germany.
Yejin Gil has had solo performances at events such as Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Thüringer Bachwochen, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Kasseler Musiktage, IFCP Festival New York, Frontiers Plus Birmingham, Young Euro Classic Berlin, International Piano Festival La Roque d'Anthéron, Acanthes Festival Metz, Tongyeong International Music Festival, Stavanger Chamber Music Festival and Virtuoso & belcanto festival in Lucca on stages such as Grand Théâtre de Genève, Essen Philharmonie, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Salle Cortot Paris, Weimarhalle, Konzerthaus Berlin and Seoul Arts Center.
She regularly gives seminars and masterclasses in Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Italy and is an active member of the jury at international piano competitions.
Yejin Gil holds concert degrees from Seoul National University and Folkwang Art University in Essen with awards.
She is also a prize winner in a number of international competitions, including the Korea National Competition (first prize), the Köhler-Osbahr-Wettbewerb (first prize) and the Orléans Concours International (winner and sole finalist with four main prizes: Prix Nadia Boulanger, Prix Albert Roussel, Prix Sacem, Prix Hitachi and special prize for best interpretation of Philippe Hurels' play "Interstices").
Yejin Gil lives and works in Berlin.