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Ye Eun Hyun
2nd Prize

Nationality: South Korea

Age: 28

Stage: Final


STAGE ONE - SELECTION: R. Schumann, Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6; A. Webern, Variations for Piano, Op. 27

SEMIFINAL: J. S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor, BWV 853

FINAL: F. Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in f minor, Op. 52

Ye-Eun Hyun, a pianist from South Korea, started to learn the piano at 5 years old. She won the top prize at the TBC Broadcasting Piano Competition and made her debut with the Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra during high school, studied at Daegu Arts Gifted Education with Anna Kim and Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts. She received her Bachelor's and Master of Arts degrees studying with Minsoo Sohn at the Korea National University of Arts, earning a full scholarship from the Samsung Foundation. After she moved to the U.S. in 2021, she completed a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory with Academic Honors under Wha Kyung Byun. She was also awarded the Korean Honor Award from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States, and the Tan Family Education Grants Award in Boston. She has performed in many prestigious concert halls and has been awarded many prizes in competitions, recently winning the Vienna International Piano Competition, the Knoxville International Piano Competition (sponsored by Steinway & Sons Piano Gallery of Nashville) with the special contemporary award. She will be having her debut concert in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. She is currently pursuing a doctorate with Deborah Moriarty at Michigan State University, where she holds a full scholarship and serves as a graduate accompanying assistant.

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