Lunchtime Piano Recital at Sheffield Cathedral

  • Wednesday 26 June
    1.00 – 1.30pm

BIOGRAPHY

Hyuk Namkoong was born in South Korea and has won international piano awards.

He won first prize in the Young Musician of the Gulf, the Best Pianist Award and Most Promising Bahrain-Based Musician Award in 2010. In the same year, he received third prize in the First International Chopin Competition in Kuwait. He also took part in the Second Aegaeon Art International Festival in Greece. In 2014, Hyuk performed in the Winners Concert run by the Crescendo Summer Institute (Hungary). He was also champion of the 2015 New Rising Star Piano Competition in Glasgow.

Hyuk completed his undergraduate degree in piano performance at the Royal Academy of Music in 2015 and went to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for his Masters (2015-2017). Hyuk was under the tutelage of the famous pianist, Petras Geniušas.

Qualifications

Masters of Music in Piano Performance (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 2017)
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (Royal Academy of Music, 2015)

Personal achievement

New Rising Star Piano Competition Champion in Glasgow, 2015
First prize in the Young Musician of the Gulf, 2010
The Best Pianist Award and Most Promising Bahrain-Based Musician Award, 2010
Third prize in the First International Chopin Competition in Kuwait, 2010

Testimonial

“Power-driven Korean Hyuk Namkoong was first off with Nikolai Kapustin’s Sonata-Fantasia, which began its journey out east but wandered into Hollywood, Tin Pan Alley and 52nd Street, picking up widescreen and jazz influences wherever it walked. Hyuk gave it a knockout performance. I don’t know if he got the jokes, but this listener, corpsing quietly in the back row, was dazzled.” – Michael Tumelty (Classical music writer), Herald Scotland, 29th February 2016

Programme

  • S.Rachmaninoff: Prelude Op.2 No.3
  • S.Rachmaninoff: Prelude Op.23 No.5
  • S.Rachmaninoff: Prelude Op.32 No.10
  • N.Kapustin: Sonata No.1

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