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Korean American pianist Soohyung Yoo has performed for audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and Salle Cortot in Paris. She has been a prizewinner of several international competitions, including the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, International Young Artists Piano Competition, Pinault International Competition, and Artist International Presentations, which resulted to a successful debut recital at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall in 2009.

Soohyung began her piano studies in Korea at the age of 7, and continued her studies in the United States with Hugh Sung and Eleanor Sokoloff until her entrance to the prestigious Eastman School of Music. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees at Eastman in Piano Performance under the guidance of Professor Thomas Schumacher, as a recipient of the Howard Hanson Scholarship, Etta Miller Award, and a Graduate Assistant in Accompanying. Upon graduation, she spent one year abroad in Brussels and Paris in the International Certificate for Piano Artists program held by the Ecole Normal de Musique de Alfred Cortot and Fondation Belle 'Arte with artistic director Nelson Delle Vigne and president Phllipe Entremont. She has also coached or have performed in masterclass with renown pianists such as Alicia DeLarrocha, Lazar Berman, Gary Graffman, Jerome Lowenthal, and Francois Duchable.

Soohyung completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland with Professor Larissa Dedova in December of 2009, with her dissertation topic "Use of Variation and Fugue in Piano Music Following the Classical Period".


Soohyung is committed to music education. An avid teacher, Soohyung has more than 10 years of experience in teaching piano. She has been on the piano faculty at Frederick College, International School of Music, and the University of Maryland. She enjoys watching her students grow as musicians and tries to plant in each of them a love for music that will stay with them throughout their lives. Her teaching stresses proper development in technique, music reading and interpretation, which are crucial in furthering one's development.

Soohyung is a member of Music Teachers Association of California. Interested and eligible students may prepare for exams, and have the opportunity to take part in recitals throughout the year.

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Pasadena, CA 91101
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