Jimin
  Oh-Havenith

“Fiery passion with uninhibited élan” – Grammophone
“Very dramatic and visualizing interpretation” – pizzicato
“Exactitude and incisive technique” – International Piano

 

Jimin
Oh-Havenith

“Fiery passion with uninhibited élan” – Gramophone
“Dramatic and visualizing interpretation” – pizzicato
“Exactitude and incisive technique” – International Piano

About.

Music is equal to breath for me. It is a sounding, sculptured breath – and thus an existential part and necessity of life. With music the soul begins to breathe. In this breathing I hear the vast sound of silence.

– Jimin Oh-Havenith

An exceptional sonority and fidelity owed to the text determine Jimin Oh-Havenith’s piano playing. Her warm sound, which is always embedded within the rhythmic structure, lets music come alive in all its richness. Synchronicity of sound and rhythm, not arbitrary changes in tempo and dynamics determine the clarity of her interpretation, as in Jimin Oh-Havenith’s recording of Beethoven’s last sonata op. 111.

Jimin Oh-Havenith was born in Seoul, South Korea. After studying piano with Jin-Woo Chung (Seoul National University) and Aloys Kontarsky (Musikhochschule Köln) she performed as a soloist and recorded for radio and CD, also as a piano duo with her late husband Raymund Havenith (†1993). Jimin taught at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz and the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende
Kunst Frankfurt am Main.

Since 2013 she has been active again as a soloist.

News.

Nov. 2022 | Recording again

July 2022 | New Album

May 2022 | CD recording

Jimin Oh-Havenith recording Schumann Kreisleriana and Humoreske at Konzerthaus Liebfrauen, Wernigerode

Next CD recording in November 2022, Konzertkirche Liebfrauen at Wernigerode, Germany. With works by Robert Schumann (Kreisleriana Op. 16 & Humoreske Op. 20). To be released by audite in 2023.

Jimin Oh-Havenith - audite Russian Piano Forte

Jimin Oh-Havenith’s fourth album for audite is dedicated to distinctive masterpieces of Russian piano music, including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and a selection of etudes and preludes by Scriabin and Rachmaninov. Released on 8th July 2022.

 

 

 

 

Jimin Oh-Havenith, Wuppertal Immanuelskirche

CD recording, May, 2022, Immanuelskirche at Wuppertal, Germany, with works of Robert Schumann (Sonata F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11 & Fantasy C-Major, Op. 17). To be released by audite in  March 2023.

News.

July 2022 | New Album

Jimin Oh-Havenith recording Schumann Kreisleriana and Humoreske at Konzerthaus Liebfrauen, Wernigerode

Next CD recording in November 2022, Konzertkirche Liebfrauen at Wernigerode, Germany. With works by Robert Schumann (Kreisleriana Op. 16 & Humoreske Op. 20). To be released by audite in 2023.

July 2022 | New Album

Jimin Oh-Havenith - audite Russian Piano Forte

Jimin Oh-Havenith’s fourth album for audite is dedicated to distinctive masterpieces of Russian piano music, including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and a selection of etudes and preludes by Scriabin and Rachmaninov. Released on 8th July 2022.

May 2022 | CD recording

Jimin Oh-Havenith, Wuppertal Immanuelskirche

CD recording, May, 2022, Immanuelskirche at Wuppertal, Germany, with works of Robert Schumann (Sonata F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11 & Fantasy C-Major, Op. 17). To be released by audite in  March 2023.

Discography.

Jimin Oh-Havenith - audite Russian Piano Forte

Jimin Oh-Havenith’s fourth album for audite is dedicated to distinctive masterpieces of Russian piano music, including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and a selection of etudes and preludes by Scriabin and Rachmaninov.
Jimin Oh-Havenith​
audite 2022

K[NOW]N_PIANO_Jimin Oh-Havenith

K[NOW]N Piano
World-famous piano works spanning 250 years of piano writing from Bach to Pärt
Jimin Oh-Havenith​
audite 2021

Jimin Oh-Havenith - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonatas Nos. 23, 30 & 32
Jimin Oh-Havenith​
audite 2020

Jimin Oh-Havenith - Schubert | Liszt - Piano Sonatas - Audite 20043

Schubert | Liszt​
F. Schubert Sonata G-Major D. 894
F. Liszt Sonata B Minor ​
Jimin Oh-Havenith​
audite 2019

Jimin Oh-Havenith spielt Bach, Goldberg-Variationen

J. S. Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Jimin Oh-Havenith
Musicaphon 2019

Jimin Oh-Havenith spielt Klaviersonaten von Frédéric Chopin und Ludwig van Beethoven

Chopin | Beethoven
F. Chopin Sonata in B Flat Minor, Op. 35
L. v. Beethoven Sonata C Minor, Op. 111
Jimin Oh-Havenith
Musicaphon 2017

Jimin Oh-Havenith spielt Klavierwerke von Frédéric Chopin und Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Chopin | Gottschalk
F. Chopin Nocturnes, Ballade A Flat Major, Op. 47
L.M. Gottschalk, Piano Works (La Savane, Op. 3 | Le Bananier, Op. 5 | Le Banjo, Op. 15, etc.
Jimin Oh-Havenith
Musicaphon 2015

Jimin Oh-Havenith - Raymund Havenith - Mozart-Grieg

Edvard Grieg
Works for piano by W.A. Mozart with additional accompaniment of a second piano
Jimin Oh-Havenith
Raymund Havenith
Musicaphon 1991, 2013

Ulrich Leyendecker - Das Klavierwerk

Ulrich Leyendecker
Works for piano
Jimin Oh-Havenith
Raymund Havenith
Musicaphon 1990

Discography.

Jimin Oh-Havenith - audite Russian Piano Forte

Jimin Oh-Havenith’s fourth album for audite is dedicated to distinctive masterpieces of Russian piano music, including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and a selection of etudes and preludes by Scriabin and Rachmaninov.
Jimin Oh-Havenith​
audite 2022

K[NOW]N_PIANO_Jimin Oh-Havenith

K[NOW]N Piano
World-famous piano works spanning 250 years of piano writing from Bach to Pärt
Jimin Oh-Havenith​
audite 2021

Jimin Oh-Havenith - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonatas Nos. 23, 30 & 32
Jimin Oh-Havenith​
audite 2020

Jimin Oh-Havenith - Schubert | Liszt - Piano Sonatas - Audite 20043

Schubert | Liszt​
F. Schubert Sonata G-Major D. 894
F. Liszt Sonata B Minor ​
Jimin Oh-Havenith​
audite 2019

Jimin Oh-Havenith spielt Bach, Goldberg-Variationen

J. S. Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Jimin Oh-Havenith
Musicaphon 2019

Jimin Oh-Havenith spielt Klaviersonaten von Frédéric Chopin und Ludwig van Beethoven

Chopin | Beethoven
F. Chopin Sonata in B Flat Minor, Op. 35
L. v. Beethoven Sonata C Minor, Op. 111
Jimin Oh-Havenith
Musicaphon 2017

Jimin Oh-Havenith spielt Klavierwerke von Frédéric Chopin und Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Chopin | Gottschalk
F. Chopin Nocturnes, Ballade A Flat Major, Op. 47
L.M. Gottschalk, Piano Works (La Savane, Op. 3 | Le Bananier, Op. 5 | Le Banjo, Op. 15, etc.
Jimin Oh-Havenith
Musicaphon 2015

Jimin Oh-Havenith - Raymund Havenith - Mozart-Grieg

Edvard Grieg
Works for piano by W.A. Mozart with additional accompaniment of a second piano
Jimin Oh-Havenith
Raymund Havenith
Musicaphon 1991, 2013

Ulrich Leyendecker - Das Klavierwerk

Ulrich Leyendecker
Works for piano
Jimin Oh-Havenith
Raymund Havenith
Musicaphon 1990

Press.

“Fiery passion with uninhibited élan” – Gramophone 10/22

In the small differences between Mussorgsky’s original piano score and Rimsky-Korsakov’s revision, Jimin Oh-Havenith sticks quite faithfully to the manuscript. […] The South Korean-born pianist, now resident in Germany, has...
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“Dramatic and visualizing interpretation” – Pizzicato 8.07.22

South Korean pianist Jimin Oh-Havenith’s fourth CD for audite is devoted to Russian music. She presents Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in a very dramatic and visualizing interpretation. This...
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„State of innocence“ – International Piano 12/2021

“That exactitude is clear in Oh-Havenith´s incisive technique as well as her lovely sound.” Korean-German pianist Jimin Oh-Havenith travels through 200 years of musical history in a new recording that...
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Highly differentiated art of interpretation – PIANONews 25.08.21

“That pianists regularly play the classics of the repertoire and skillfully incorporate them into their concert and album programs is a given fact. But to make the most popular pieces...
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A feel-good program to really listen to – Pizzicato 23.5.21

21 popular piano pieces are performed by Jimin Oh-Havenith on her latest album on Audite, including Mozart’s Turkish March, Beethoven’s Für Elise, Schubert’s Impromptu op. 90/4, Chopin’s Nocturne op. 27/1,...
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“Extraordinary Clarity” – Pizzicato 14.5.20

In this pure Beethoven programme with three heavyweight sonatas, Korean pianist Jimin Oh-Havenith shows herself to be a subtle performer with great lyrical sensitivity, who also succeeds in highlighting new...
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“Sovereign and finely balanced” – Piano News 1.9.20

Jimin Oh-Havenith plays out every detail and radiates a calmness that is convincing. She plays the E major Sonata Op. 109 sovereign and finely balanced in sound. A beautifully crafted...
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“Schubert and Liszt reborn” – Klassiek Centraal 20.11.19

The Korean German pianist Jimin Oh-Havenith surprises us with a Schubert and Liszt CD. At first sight perhaps not an obvious combination. After all, Liszt declared Bach and Beethoven to...
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Adress.

Jimin Oh-Havenith

c/o Susanne Laemmerhold
Kaiser-Friedrich-Promenade 119A
61348 Bad Homburg vor der Höhe

Telefon: +49 172 9524891
E-Mail: info@jiminohhavenith.com

Contact.

With your permission, your data will be collected, processed, and used for answering your inquiry.

Adress.

Jimin Oh-Havenith

c/o Susanne Laemmerhold
Kaiser-Friedrich-Promenade 119A
61348 Bad Homburg vor der Höhe

Telefon: +49 172 9524891
E-Mail: info@jiminohhavenith.com