Se-Hyeong YooSupported by Club 32 donors Jan MacDonald and Janice Tuynman


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

I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen


Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in E major Op.62 No.2 
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade in A♭ major No.3 Op.47

V. Appassionato 

Percy Grainger: Shepherd's Hey

Semifinal Round

IV. Young Juliet

V. Masks

VI. Montagues and Capulets

VII. Friar Laurence

VIII. Mercutio

I. Andante dolce
II. Andante sognando
III. Vivace

Final Round

I. Allegro moderato 
II. Andante cantabile 
III. Allegretto

Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle in F# major Op.60
Aleksandr Scriabin: Waltz Op.38

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 


XVIII. Canon. Vivace poco rubato – Prestissimo

VIII. Wilde Jagd