AGE 41 I GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA I SOUTH KOREA
When Youjin Hong was a child, she always said, “I will be a concert pianist!” Now that she’s a doctor, she notes, she doesn’t say that anymore—but she still dreams of being on stage. After medical studies at Korea’s Ulsan University, she did her psychiatry residency at the Seoul Asan Medical Center and currently serves as an associate professor in psychiatry at Ulsan university. She studied piano as a child for seven years and has been with her current teacher for four; she took home gold star at the 2020 music & stars awards and 1st prize at the 2021 spring chopin avenue competition, amateur division. She’s looking forward to the 2022 Cliburn Amateur as “a global music festival” and calls it one of the biggest events in her life. With the rest of her time, she enjoys interior design and gardening.
DEBUSSY L’isle joyeuse
VERDI–LISZT Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto
BACH Italian Concerto, BWV 971
CHOPIN Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, op. 22
MOZART Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 (I)