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Soohyung Yoo, Pianist

 

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Korean American pianist Soohyung Susan Yoo has performed for audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and Salle Cortot in Paris. She has garnered prizes in several international competitions, such as the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, International Young Artists Piano Competition, Pinault International Competition, semi-finalist at the Young Artist Guild Competition, and prizewinner of the Artist International Presentations, resulting in a solo debut recital at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall in 2009.

Soohyung obtained her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland with her thesis “Uses of Variations and Fugues in Piano Music since the Classical Period.” She also trained in Europe through the International Certificate for Piano Artists program held by the Ecole Normal de Musique de Alfred Cortot in Paris and Fondation Bell’Arte de Braine-l'Alleud in Belgium.  Her principal teachers include Thomas Schumacher, Eleanor Sokoloff, Larissa Dedova, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabri and Hugh Sung.  In addition, she has performed in masterclasses for renown pianists such as Alicia DeLarrocha, Lazar Berman, Gary Graffman, Phillipe Entremont, Jerome Lowenthal, and Francois Duchable.

Soohyung is a passionate performer, and her repertoire ranges from standard piano works to premiering new works.  She is an experienced and dedicated educator and has worked with piano students across the United States. Her students continuously receive high marks in exams and several have won prizes in competitions.  Soohyung has held faculty positions at Frederick College, the Los Angeles High School for the Arts, and currently enjoys working with high school students at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, CT, where she is Piano Artist Teacher and head of the applied music department.