Chang-Yong Shin

Chang-Yong Shin

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Chang-Yong Shin was the First Prize winner of the 2016 Hilton Head International Piano Competition. He also has earned First Prize at the Kookmin Ilbo & Hansei University Music Competition, the C.Bechstein & Samik Music Competition, the Hankook Ilbo competition (2006), the CBS Competition and at the Ewha & Kyeonghyang Competition. In 2010, Mr. Shin won Third Prize and two special prizes (Romantic period and Master Class) at the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition.

Dr. Douglas Humpherys, the 2016 HHIPC Jury Chair, as well as Chair of the Piano Department at the Eastman School of Music and Artistic Director of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, said about Mr. Shin, “He is a pianist with passionate expression and profound artistry, representative of the best among his generation!”

Mr. Shin has performed in prestigious venues, including two solo recitals and a chamber concert at Kumho Art Hall, a “Young Mozart Concert” at The Mozart Hall, the Young Musicians Festival at Youngsan Art Hall, the Korean traditional music festival at the Recital Hall of The Seoul Arts Center, and the Gala concert of the Ewha & Kyeonghyang Competition at the Baroque Chamber Hall. He has also been invited several times to perform at the UJung Art Center in Korea. Mr. Shin’s calendar includes performances at Salle Cortot in Paris, in Prague, China and London during the 2016-17 season.

Mr. Shin is also an accomplished chamber musician. He has given a chamber music recital at the invitation of the Kumho Art Hall, and joined the Young Artist Festival of Chamber Music as a member of a Korean chamber group. Additionally, he performed recitals with his Curtis colleagues in Paris, Sarasota, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

Until 2011, he studied with Choong-Mo Kang at The Juilliard School and Ms. Mari Kwon, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, at the Dankook University in Korea. ChangYong Shin received his Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music in May, 2016 where he studied with Robert McDonald. He will continue his studies with Robert McDonald in the Masters program at The Juilliard School where he was awarded a full scholarship.

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