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Biography

SoRyang began playing the piano as a 5-year-old child and was awarded frequently at a national level already at the age of 11. At the age of 16 years she left her hometown Seoul / Korea and graduated in piano studies in the master class of Professor Detlef Kraus at the FOLKWANG-Musikhochschule in Essen with a degree as a concert pianist. She received the first Folkwang-Prize and the first special prize at the International Brahms- Competition in Hamburg.
 
Afterwards, SoRyang went to Vienna for her postgraduate studies. She graduated as a Master of Arts at the University for Music and Performing Arts.
 
Since then SoRyang plays Piano Recitals worldwide. Her concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York, at Großer Musikvereinssaal (Golden Hall) in Vienna and at Wiener Konzerthaus especially attracted attention. As a well-known interpreter of Mozart she regularly presents his piano works, for example at Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, Mozarthaus Vienna and St. Peter’s Church in Vienna. Furthermore she played recitals in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Barcelona, London, Rome, Hamburg, Vienna, Salzburg, Dresden and Berlin. Playing chamber music SoRyang appeared several times with members of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra all over Europe.

SoRyang played piano concerts with different orchestras, so as Folkwang Orchestra Essen and Austrian-Korean Philharmonic (founded in 1999 by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon) under conduction of Sascha Götzel, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, Princeton University Orchestra, Shanghai Conservatory of Music Orchestra and the orchestra of the National Music Academy in Sofia (Bulgaria). On July 16th, 2016 SoRyang performed at HARPA-Hall Reykjavik. A German TV crew  accompanied her on this tour. The video will soon be available at soryang.at
 
In the field of chamber music she has, inter alia, repeatedly occurred with members of the Vienna Philharmonic throughout Europe. In addition, she became known through some of her piano compositions that had been selected for the adaptation of old silent films at the Vienna film festival "VIENNALE".
 
With her idea to present classical piano music to a wide audience at historic sites of major European cities, she has become known far beyond her new home Austria. CDs with live recordings of these open-air concerts were produced by Preiser Records and sold as a bestseller. Former CEO of PREISER RECORDS marked SoRyang as “most extraordinary pianist of Europe”.
 
Many of the masterpieces were also recorded with the modern high-tech system CEUS by the Viennese company Bösendorfer and used in product advertising. 
 
 

Dates

There are two concerts coming up SoRyang will appear at the traditional concert hall Gewandhaus Leipzig. On December 19th, 2016 she will play a recital. On November 10th, 2017 she will appear with Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (BSO) under the conduction of GMD Howard Griffiths. The programme will include the piano concert C major KV 467 by Wolfgang amadeus Mozart and the Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell.
 
Above this in 2016 and 2017 SoRyang will perform several recitals, duets and concerts, amongst others Recitals in Dresden (Germany), so at Coselpalais, Albrechtsberg Castle and Deutsches Hygiene Museum
 
  • September 24th 2016 - Recital at concert hall of the Coselpalais, Dresden (Germany)
  • November 05th 2016 - Recital at Schloss Albrechtsberg, Dresden (Germany)
  • November 06th 2016 - Recital at concert hall of the Coselpalais, Dresden (Germany)
  • November 12th 2016 - Duet with mezzo-soprano at Schloss Albrechtsberg, Dresden (Germany)
  • November 27th 2016 - Recital  Łódź (Poland)
  • December 10th 2016 - Recital at concert hall of the Coselpalais, Dresden (Germany)
  • December 18th 2016 - Recital at Schloss Albrechtsberg, Dresden (Germany)
  • December 19th 2016 - Recital at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Leipzig (Germany)
  • June 14th, 2017 - Concert at Grosser Saal of the Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna (Austria)

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Reviews

  • Listening to a great pianist was truly something special.
    The United Nations Women´s Guild
  • Die Ausführung war äußerst nuancenreich und so lebendig, dass auch Hörer, die nicht zu den eingefleischten Mozart- Enthusiasten gehören, an dieser Interpretation ihre Freude hatten...
    Allgemeine Zeitung
  • ...eine schwirrend, schwebende Transparenz..gelang ihr eine feine, fast impressionistische Tonmalerei..zum beschaulichen Wandel in einer Landschaft geriet, die es nur im Inneren gibt.
    NRZ
  • Äußerst geistvoll und kultiviert...
    Hamburger Morgenpost
  • eine Bekannte war für viele der fast tausend Geladenen die Pianistin SoRyang, die schon im Jahr zuvor für Standing Ovation gesorgt hatte...
    BMW aktuell
    Hamburg
  • Ihr an diesem Abend zuzuhören, war ein großes Vergnügen, der anhaltende Applaus kam zu Recht.
    Hessisch-Niedersächsische-Allgemeine-Zeitung
  • ..Romantik mit etwas asiatischer Innerlichkeit...
    NRZ

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