South Korea I Age 28
Anyang native Changyong Shin has garnered international attention with first-prize wins at the Gina Bachauer, Seoul, and Hilton Head International Piano Competitions. He has studied in the United States since 2016, earning a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and master’s degree and artist diploma from The Juilliard School under the guidance of Robert McDonald. He is currently studying with Wha Kyung Byun at New England Conservatory as an artist diploma student.
He has performed throughout Asia, North America, and Europe, including recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel and Weill Recital Halls, WQXR’s The Greene Space, and Salle Cortot and the Louvre in Paris, as well as festival appearances for the Barletta Piano Festival (Italy), Klavier-Festival Ruhr (Germany), and Newport and Green Lake Festivals in the United States. Concerto appearances include those with the Utah Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, KBS Symphony, Sendai Philharmonic, and Hilton Head Symphony Orchestras.
A rising star in his native country, recent highlights include a sold-out recital at Seoul Art Center’s IBK Chamber Hall, followed by a sold-out recital tour, and multiple performances as part of Lotte Concert Hall’s highly selective “In-House Artist Series.” He was invited to give a special performance of a new work by Korean composer Young-jo Lee as a member of the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts, and has performed at the Kumho Art Hall, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, and other major venues.
Changyong has released three professional recordings; his debut CD was named one of the “Best New Recordings of 2018” by WQXR, and subsequent albums received rave reviews from ClassicsToday and Pizzicato. He has a passion for speaking to his audiences during concerts, to create a more meaningful connection between the music, artists, and attendees—to “share the music from heart to heart.”
HAYDN Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50
HOUGH Fanfare Toccata
CHOPIN Nocturne in B Major, op. 62, no. 1
GRANADOS “Los requiebros” from Goyescas, op. 11
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 28 in A Major, op. 101
RACHMANINOV Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36 (1931)
Semifinal Round – Recital
BACH Toccata in D Major, BWV 912
SCHUMANN Humoreske in B-flat Major, op. 20
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 83
Semifinal Round – Mozart concerto
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
Final Round – Concerto I
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, op. 11
Final Round – Concerto II
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 16