A LEEDS International Piano Competition winner will perform with the first female conductor of the current Leeds International Orchestral Season.

Sunwook Kim joins The Hallé orchestra and its conductor Karina Canellakis on Saturday, February 24 to perform music by great German composers Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Brahms.

The concert at Leeds Town Hall sets sail with Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage by Mendelssohn, which is renowned for its varied rhythmic vitality.

Beethoven’s fourth symphony was composed in 1806 between the great Eroica Symphony No 3 and famous Symphony No 5.

Its predominantly cheerful melodic lines are propelled with unstoppable momentum amongst Beethoven’s unmistakable stylistic fingerprints.

Brahms began composing his first piano concerto aged 21 as a tribute to Robert and Clara Schumann.

The momentous and percussive principal theme dominates the music from start to end with its flamboyance and virtuosity.

Brahms’ efforts to combine the orchestra and the piano as equal partners in a symphonic-scale structure are evident in this piece; it has been used to reinforce particularly dramatic moments in the British film The L-Shaped Room in 1963.

Sunwook Kim won the 2006 Leeds International Piano Competition aged 18 performing Brahms Piano Concerto No 1.

Sunwook returns to the home of the Piano Competition final stage to perform the music that began his solo career.

Call 0113 376 0318 or visit leedsconcertseason.co.uk to book tickets.