Se-Hyeong Yoo


South Korea
February 28, 1990


First Prize: International Music Competition Harbin (Harbin, China)
Second Prize: Valsesia Musica International Competition (Valsesia, Italy)
First Prize: Euregio Piano Award International Piano Competition (Geilenkirchen, Germany)

Se-Hyeong Yoo’s formal piano studies began at the Seoul National University in South Korea. He followed with further study at Hannover’s Hochschule für Musik and the Royal College of Music in London under eminent masters including Dmitri Alexeev, Peter Jablonski, Matti Raekallio, Olivier Gardon and Hee Sung Joo. Currently he is studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim, Germany under Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy.


Se-Hyeong has performed in renowned venues across the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal and South Korea. He has collaborated with orchestras such as Harbin Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Korea Police National Orchestra, and conductors such as Piotr Borkowski and Osvaldo Ferreira. He has played with chamber ensembles at significant places like The Blue House – the official residence of the President of South Korea – and Jinhae Naval Base. Se-Hyeong has established himself as a creative interpreter of a wide range of music.


Se-Hyeong recently released a recording of Schumann’s Kreisleriana on the KNS Classics label.


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck

II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen


V. Appassionato

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Alexander Scriabin: Waltz in A♭ Major Op.38

IV. Young Juliet

V. Masks

VI. Montagues and Capulets

VII. Friar Laurence

VIII. Mercutio

Percy Grainger: Shepherd's Hey

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

I. Äußerst bewegt

II. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch

III. Sehr aufgeregt

IV. Sehr langsam

V. Sehr lebhaft

VI. Sehr langsam

VII. Sehr rasch

VIII. Schnell und spielend

I. Andante dolce

II. Andante sognando

III. Vivace

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Vivace, ma non troppo

II. Adagio

III. Allegro molto moderato

Fritz Kreisler: Syncopation

I. Lento

II. Allegro scherzando

III. Andante

IV. Allegro mosso

Edward Elgar: Salut d’amour Op.12

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Maestoso

II. Larghetto

III. Allegro vivace

Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Andante. Allegro
II. Tema con variazioni
III. Allegro, ma non troppo