Born in Seoul in 1986, Dr. Hyun ji You began studying piano at the age of 5 and had her debut recital and concerto appearance at the age of 8 in South Korea. She received First Prizes at a number of piano competitions in Korea. She was granted early admission to the Seoul National University for her outstanding academic performance and studied with Hee Sung Joo.
She received a full scholarship to the Jacob School of Music at Indiana University. She earned an Artist Diploma and Masters degree while studying with Karen Shaw and Jean-Louis Haguenauer. She pursued a Doctoral degree at Sejong Univeristy in South Korea studied with Jae Hee Hyun.
Hyun ji has won prizes from several piano competitions in South Korea. In addition, she has performed recitals and chamber programs including the Euro Music Festival in Prague, Busan International Music Festival, Spain Tenerife Music Festival, and the Berlin Music Festival.
She has won prizes at international competitions such as Osaka International Piano Competition, Washington International Piano Competition, NSAL Competition, and Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition. She teaches at South Seoul arts Conservatory as a Professor and Suwon Womens University and arts high schools at South Korea.
SEMIFINAL ROUND I
Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op.12
Debussy Preludes, Book I
No.3 Le vent dans la plaine
No.4 Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir
No.5 Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest
SEMIFINAL ROUND II
Haydn Sonata in F Major, Hob.XVI:23
Scriabin Sonata No.5, Op.53
Beethoven Sonata in C Major, Op.53 “Waldstein”
Chopin Nocturne in B Major, Op.62, No.1
Rachmaninoff Sonata No.2 in B- flat Minor, Op.36