Kyungsik Yu South Korea

Pianist Yu Kyungsik.jpg was born in 1989 in Seoul, South Korea. He received his first piano lessons at the age of fourteen, and in 2004 he was a winner of the national student competition Gyung-Gi, even before he began studying piano at the Sunhwa High School for Arts from 2005 to 2008. From 2008 to 2010 he then studied piano at the Hanyang University with Prof. Daiuk Lee in the bachelor’s program.

In addition to the University Fellowship or the Gwangju City Korea Federation Fellowship, he also received a number of other accolades during this time: Music Prize for best student of Sunhwa High School for Arts in Seoul in 2007, 1st prize in the National Youth Music Contest Korea, the 2nd prize in the Seoul Philharmonic Competition and also the Beethoven Competition Korea and the Grand Prix at the Se-Jong Music Competition Korea.

Numerous concert appearances as solo pianist, in the piano quintet and trio were added to the study and competition successes in Korea.

In 2010 he continued his career in Germany and finally studied at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” Berlin with the professors Birgitta Wollenweber and Susanne Grützmann.

As a pianist was in this time in the Berlin area, etc. in the Mendelssohn-Remise or in the Musikinstrumenten-Museum Berlin.

After graduating with a grade of ‘very good’, he continued his studies at the International Rubinstein Academy and at the Robert Schumann College in Düsseldorf with Prof. Yumiko Maruyama, for which he also received a DAAD scholarship. He passed his final exam there in 2017 with the grade “1.0 with distinction” and completed his master’s degree after three semesters. He graduated Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Cergy-Pontoise with Prof. Dominique Kim with Honorar.


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