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Ludwig van Beethoven:


Sonata Op. 31 No. 2 “Tempest”

Sonata Op. 53 “Waldstein”

Sonata Op. 57 „Appassionata“



Recorded in October 2020, Teldex Studio Berlin, Germany

Producer, Martin Sauer

Piano Technician, Thomas Hübsch

Recording Piano, Bösendorfer VC280


(2021 Universal Music Ltd)

Debussy Etudes, UMG 2020
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Claude Debussy Douze Études pour le piano:


Étude pour les cinq doigts d’après Monsieur Czerny

Étude pour les tierces

Étude pour les quartes

Étude pour les sixtes

Étude pour les octaves

Étude pour les huit doigts

Étude pour les degrés chromatiques

Étude pour les agréments

Étude pour les notes répétées

Étude pour les sonorités opposées

Étude pour les arpèges composés

Étude pour les accords


Recorded in April 2016, Teldex Studio Berlin, Germany

Producer, Martin Sauer

Piano Technician, Thomas Hübsch

Recording Piano, Bösendorfer VC280


(2020 Digital Universal Music Ltd)

Beethoven Sonatas, Decca 2018
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Ludwig van Beethoven:


Sonata Op. 31 No. 3

Sonata Op. 81a “Les Adieu”

Sonata Op. 90

Sonata Op. 109



Recorded in November 2015, Teldex Studio Berlin, Germany

Producer, Martin Sauer

Piano Technician, Thomas Hübsch

Recording Piano, Bösendorfer VC280


(2019 Decca / Universal Music Ltd)

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Nos. 18, 26, 27, 30

“… Choi is more than just at home with the linguistic ductus of this music. She understands this music, reconstruct it and by doing so she can form lots of details to a big entirety. – the biggest challenge for Sonatas. She can subtly untangle Beethoven’s linear work, the deliberate confusion in elaboration of theme for the listener, fill them with life, let them become comprehensible. At the same time her way of playing is connected with magnificent sense of sound, never exaggerate the tempos, (marvelous pacing in Op. 90, the 2nd mvt.!) the dynamic, even the hard accents and eruptions sound mellifluous, without losing their meanings. In op. 81a she traces the pain of statement so convincingly that one could understand the emotions which is transformed in this music. And also, the Op. 109 which is hardly leading to comprehensible flow, she succeeds excellent! What a shame that this CD is released only at Decca Korea.”


_ Carsten Dürrer [PIANO NEWS] Vol.03/2019

Get to you the “Viennese Feeling”, Beethoven Sonatas 

New Album of Pianist HieYon Choi

Performed on ‘Bösendorfer’ born in 1828…Deep and Elegant Sound Contrast to Brilliant Tone Color of ‘Steinway’

“A Beethoven recording which you’d want to keep next to you for long time; an album of Beethoven Sonata No. 18, 26, 27, 30, performed by HieYon Choi (Professor Seoul National University), released by Decca label. A selection of calm and intimate character. A flowing and elegant connections, architecture of an intelligence and without any vanity; it feels like an intimate talk with a thoughtful friend. The abundant acoustic which makes one feel listening to it in a proper-sized living room adds to a perfection of this recording….”


_ Yoon-Jong Yoo [DONG-A DAILY] Jan-18-2019

aulos chopin
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Frederic Chopin:


12 Etudes Op. 10

12 Etudes Op. 25



Recorded in July 2001, Ebert-Halle Harbug, Germany

Producer, Cord Garben

Editing, Wolf-Dieter Karwatky

Recording Piano, Steinway & Sons


(2015 IDAGIO exclusive)

(2005 Aulos, Korea)

Franz Liszt:


6 Grandes Études de Paganini


Recorded in 1987, Südwest Rundfunk, Freiburg, Germany


(1988 Parke & Davis, Germany)

Live recordings

György Kurtag “…quasi una fantasia….”

Seoul Philharmonic, Markus Stenz conducting

Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul, 2022

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

Camerata Antiqua, Soo-Yeoul Choi conducting

Art Center Incheon, Korea, 2020

Johannes Brahms Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2

Encore; Solo Recital at Kumho Art Seoul, 2022

Felix Mendelssohn 15 Lieder ohne Worte

Solo Recital at Walter Auditorium [NYCP]

Lincoln Center, New York, 2019


more videos of live performances, interviews, broadcasts


 all recordings released by Universal Music Group

@HieYon Choi