News — January 01, 2000

Classical Pianist Hae-Jung Kim to Perform at TOYP

Don’t look for heroes; be one! —Anthony Robbins, 1997 TOYP Honoree Spirit of Excellence: A special highlight of this year’s TOYP program at the Barcelona JCI Congress will be the performance by classical pianist Hae-Jung Kim
Don’t look for heroes; be one! —Anthony Robbins, 1997 TOYP Honoree Spirit of Excellence: A special highlight of this year’s TOYP program at the Barcelona JCI Congress will be the performance by classical pianist Hae-Jung Kim, the wife of JCI Vice President Henry C. Oh, Jr. She is famous for her renditions of Rachmaninoff, Piano Concertos 2 and 3, and many other classical works. Since her debut appearance at Lincoln Center at 14, Hae-Jun Kim has performed in an extraordinarily wide international arena that includes Japan, Canada, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Korea, the United States, the former Soviet Union, China and Italy. She has appeared with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, including London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic and KBS Symphony in her native Korea. Collaborating with numerous eminent conductors and performing in recitals in Athens, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, she has won numerous awards in her young career. Born in Seoul, Korea, Hae-Jung Kim went to the United States at 14 to study at Julliard. She holds both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Julliard. At the Barcelona TOYP Ceremony, she will generously donate her performance in support of Junior Chamber. This is the 19th year JCI will honor the contributions of a very select group of young people—The Outstanding Young Persons of the world. This year’s TOYP Ceremony will be a motivational highlight of the Barcelona World Congress. The honor roll of past recipients features many prominent and distinguished citizens, including the late South African filmmaker William Faure; Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar; actor and stuntman Jackie Chan of Hong Kong; Jeana Lee Yeager of the United States, copilot of the first nonstop flight around the world; and Gunter Pauli of Belgium, founder of the Zero Emissions Research Initiative at the United Nations University. JCI’s courageous TOYP honorees embody the spirit of entrepreneurship and citizenship that makes a difference in every community and beyond. They have recognized needs and have found innovative ways to meet them. Following the September 11 attacks on the United States and on freedom-loving people everywhere, the TOYP honorees’ positive role model and the hope they convey for the world’s youth are especially meaningful. These honorees are exceptional examples of Entrepreneurs in Action!
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