One of the most sought-after pianists of her generation, South Korean pianist HieYon Choi first appeared on the international piano music scene when she won prizes at high-profile competitions such as Kapell, Epinal, Busoni and Viotti. HieYon Choi has been since performing with prestigious orchestras of Europe, US and Korea such as das Rundfunkorchester Berlin, the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington DC), the Northern Sinfonia, the Korean Broadcast Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.


A milestone of HieYon’s performing career was the four-year long cycle of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas at the Kumho Art Hall in Seoul.


Alongside the canon of the classical piano literature such as Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Debussy, Music of 20th & 21st century forms another important part of HieYon’s career.

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“In my studio, I believe in fostering an environment of mutual growth, both musically and personally. For over 25 years at SNU Music and recently at Peabody, I’ve aimed to create a space where students can discover their individual voice and unique talents. My approach is centered on supporting students in maximizing their capacities and polishing them. Through the years, my students have been a continuous source of inspiration and shared joy, reflecting my own journey.”

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