Young Sun Choi, Korea

Young Sun Choi is a 26-year-old pianist from South Korea. 

A piano student from age six, Choi graduated from Yewon Arts School then continued her musical studies at Seoul Arts High School under the tutelage of Jung Won Moon, an Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumna. Choi earned a national scholarship for the outstanding artists from the Korean government and graduated summa cum laude from Seoul National University with a degree in piano and musicology. She studied piano with Aviram Reichert and musicology with Hee Suk Oh. She has won top prizes in numerous competitions, including the Lyon International Piano Competition, Ann & Charles Eisemann International Competition, Mladi Virtuozi International Competition, Indiana Matinee Musicale Collegiate Scholarship Competition, the National Society of Arts and Letters Competition, Korea-Asia Piano Open Competition, and Dong-A Music Competition. She has given solo recitals in Seoul, Korea, at such venues as Kumho Art Hall, Youngsan Art Hall, Samick Art Hall, and Youngsan Yangjae Hall. Choi has performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Kazan Chamber Orchestra “La Primavera” in France, Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Prime Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea, and Weber’s Konzertstück with the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra in the USA. As a chamber musician, she participated in a piano trio recital in the Yamaha Artist Services Seoul. Choi is currently pursuing a Master’s degree with Arnaldo Cohen at the Jacobs School, Indiana University, where she holds a full scholarship and serves as associate instructor in piano.

Competitor: Second Triennial Olga Kern International Piano Competition. October 27–November 3, 2019. Albuquerque, New Mexico.