Hans H. Suh

Hans H. Suh has performed with numerous major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Staatskapelle Halle, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under such conductors as Kurt Masur, Ken-David Masur, Marin Alsop, Myung-Whun Chung, and Pascal Verrot. He has received awards at several international competitions, including second prize at the 2013 Sendai International Music Competition, fourth prize at the 2017 International Beethoven Competition Vienna, and second prize at the 2018 Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition.

A native of Seoul, Mr. Suh began playing piano at age four, and started composing at age five. He attended Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division before studying ancient history and piano in the Columbia-Juilliard Program. Mr. Suh is currently pursuing his Konzertexamen degree at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.

Age: 28
Country: Korea
Professional Training:
    2016 - present    Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
    2009 - 2013        Columbia-Juilliard Program
    2001 - 2009        Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division 
    2016 - present    Olivier Gardon
    2009 - 2013        Emanuel Ax, Matti Raekallio
    2001 - 2009        Vladimir Feltsman, Yuri Kim
Competitions and Awards:
    2018      International German Piano Award, Winner
    2016      Queen Elisabeth Competition, Laureate
    2016      International Isangyun Competition, First Prize, Isang Yun Special Prize

Text Piece

PRELIMINARY RECITAL                                                       
Yun                         Five Pieces for Piano (1958)
Beethoven               Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
Schumann               Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
SEMIFINAL ROUND                                                          
Scarlatti                    Sonata in D minor, K. 213
                                 Sonata in F minor, K. 519
Liszt                          Sonata in B minor, S. 178
Debussy                    Preludes, Book I: La Fille aux cheveux de lin
                                       Preludes, Book II: La Terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
                                       Preludes, Book I: La Danse de Puck
Prokofiev                  Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83

FINAL ROUND                                                                    
Phase I
Beethoven               Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Phase II
Brahms                    Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15