Julius-Jeongwon Kim is regarded as one of the outstanding pianists of his generation after successfully completing his studies with top honors at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) and the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in France.
He is the winner of numerous competitions including the first prize of the the Bösendorfer International Piano Competition, the Elena Rombro Stepanow International Piano Competition, and the Gold medal of the Maria Canals International Piano Competition.
As a Korean representative artist, he performed in front of Vaclav Klaus, former president of the Czech Republic, who personally honored the artist with a plaque of appreciation. George W. Bush, the former U.S. President praised his performance as "very moving."
In 2018, he was invited to perform for the leaders of both countries when Moon Jae-in, former president of Republic of Korea visited Russia.
His collaborations with orchestras have included appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Germany’s NDR Sinfonieorchester, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Julius has released numerous albums and he recorded Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 5 with London Symphony Orchestra and Schubert Piano Sonatas by Deutsche Grammophon, and Chopin’s 24 Etudes by EMI.
He performed the Asian premiere(2nd performance of the World) of Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 5 which is arranged in Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 by Alexander Warenberg and recorded the World premiere of its revised edition.
He has also placed a special emphasis on teaching, directing and producing. He has served as a professor at Kyung Hee University in Seoul from 2009 to 2017 and an artistic director for major venues such as Seoul Arts Center and Lotte Concert Hall. He has been noted for making significant contributions to expanding the reach of classical music in Korea by producing a live classical music show with NAVER, the major portal site that can be likened as Korea’s Google.
As an active concert pianist, He is currently the host of the classical music radio program on CBS Music FM.