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Hyun-Sun Seo, piano

Hyun-Sun Seo

Photo by David Friedlander

Hyun-Sun Seo, a Johns Hopkins University junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering, grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the US at the age of 11. Ms. Seo began studying the piano at age 6. In the US, she studied with Lora Verkhovsky until age 13, and then with Soonja Kim throughout high school. Ms. Seo won first prizes in numerous competitions, including those hosted by the Washington State Music Teachers Association, Seattle Young Artists Music Festival, Performing Arts Festival of Eastside, Eastside Solo & Ensemble, and Korean Music Association. In Seattle, she was adjudicated by Vladimir Viardo, Paul Roberts, and Leonard Richter. She attended the International School in Bellevue, WA, where she played piano in the Jazz Band. As her senior project, she conducted a semester-long study of Chopin’s Ballades, and performed solo concerts of works by Chopin, Mozart, Prokofiev, Brahms, and Debussy. She is currently studying at the Peabody Conservatory with Corey McVicar.

March 28, 2010