Hyeonjun Jo – 2018

Hyeonjun Jo is the Second Prize of the 13th International piano competition of Orléans. This is at the prestigious University Mozarteum of Salzburg that Hyeonjun Jo, South Korean pianist, studies music theory, the piano with Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch and the organ with Elisabeth Bigenzahn Ullmann. While exploring avidly the piano repertoire, he discovered the work of Olivier Messiaen and devoted a record to several pieces from the “Catalogue des Oiseaux en 2013”, helped by the Norwegian pianist Håkon Austbø, major interpreter of the french composer. He attended also the master classes of Fabio Bidini, Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Siegfried Mauser, Roger Muraro, Andrzej Jasiński. His virtuosity, his memory and the fantasy in his play made him become the youngest laureate of the 95th Mozarteum Summer Academy of Salzburg at the age of 17, and win the First Prize of the Richard Strauss Competition at Munich, and four prizes at the International piano competition of Orléans. By putting his sensitivity, his talent and his discipline at the service of composition, he has been rewarded with the Composition Prize “André Chevillion – Yvonne Bonnaud” during 13th International piano competition of Orléans for his piano works “L’Ange et la Fée” (Aloysius Bertrand) and “Korfs Verzauberung” (Christian Morgenstern).

Awards :

  • Interpretation Prize “André Chevillion-Yvonne Bonnaud” 
  • Composition Prize “André Chevillion-Yvonne Bonnaud” (ex-aequo)
  • Special Distinction Prize “Alberto Ginastera”
  • Special Distinction Prize “Ysang Yun”
  • Grant of the École Normale de Musique de Paris – Alfred Cortot
  • Residence at the Studio éOle (Blagnac-Toulouse, France)
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