Pianist Minsoo Sohn Joins School at New England Conservatory

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Sohn has returned to his alma mater, following seven years on the Korean Nationwide College of the Arts


Pianist Minsoo Sohn has beforehand taught on the Korean Nationwide College of the Arts, since 2015, and on the Michigan State College. As a trainer, his college students have gone on to win competitions of their very own — his scholar Yunchan Lim taking First Prize on the 2022 version of the Van Cliburn Worldwide Piano Competitors.

He’ll now return to his alma mater, the New England Conservatory (NEC), to take up a place on the piano school there.

As a soloist, Sohn has acquired a variety of prestigious awards, together with First Prize on the 2006 Honens Competitors and Third Prize on the 1999 Busoni Competitors.

«I’m thrilled and honored to be again at residence,» Sohn mentioned. «I inherited the reward of music from the New England Conservatory and it has at all times been the guiding mild of my musical journey. I proudly carry the spirit of Gunther Schuller, Rudolf Kolisch, Katja Andy, and naturally, the lecturers of my lifetime — Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun.»

«I’m eternally indebted to my masters for opening my eyes to a world nonetheless unfathomable. They’ve instilled inside me a love and braveness to comply with my bliss. I’m very a lot wanting ahead to carrying that torch at NEC.»

«NEC shares the information of Minsoo’s appointment to the piano school with a way of monumental delight,» mentioned Benjamin Sosland, the Provost and Dean of the School. «As a consummate artist-teacher, Minsoo embodies the beliefs of musical excellence in his taking part in and his instructing. The muse of his musical journey was laid right here at NEC, and we’re merely delighted that he’s returning to his alma mater to cross on his experience and perception to a brand new era of pianists.»


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