32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

View application MinJung Baek

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Date of Birth
01 Jun 1984


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Flat 1C, 23 Belsize Park
London NW3 4DU

Repertoire: The preliminaries

Round 1: 20-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Anne Boyd Kabarli Meditation(Dawn) Yes 6
Bach-Busoni Chaconne in d minor, BWV1004 14

Round 2: 30-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
F.Haydn Sonata in C Major, Hob.XVI:50 15
S.Rachmaninoff Sonata No.2, Op.36 15

Repertoire: The semi-finals

Round 1: 65-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
F.Liszt Sonata in b minor 30
M.Ravel La Valse 12

Round 2: Accompaniment / Chamber Music

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Brahms: Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 108

Piano Quintet

Dvořák: Piano Quintet No 2 in A major Op 81

Repertoire: The Finals

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

Mozart: Concerto No 23 in A major K488

Round 2: 19th or 20th century Concerto

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 18

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Pianist MinJung Baek studied at the prestigious Accademia pianistica di Imola in Italy with Leonid Margarius and Mannes college of Music in NYC with Jerome Rose before moving to London to study at the Guildhall school of Music & Drama on a full scholarship under the guidance of Ronan O’Hora. Since winning at the first competition at age five in her native country, South Korea, she had won more than fifty times in Korea national competitions, later, she has also collected an impressive array of top prizes in international competitions, including Skokie Valley in USA, Giuliano Pecar, Ernesto Falla, Concorso Nuovi Orizzonti, Jacque Samuel, Pietro Argento, Rachmaninoff and the European Beethoven Gold Medal in London(2012).

MinJung made her first public recital at the age of eight in Seoul and at age 10 orchestral debut with Busan Philharmonic orchestra playing the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 as the winner of the young artist audition, since then, sensitive touch, expressive playing and strong charismatic charm have led her to perform extensively throughout in USA (Steinway Hall in NYC, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Mixon Hall in Cleveland, Notre Shore Center for performing Arts), all major theatres in Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Japan, Romania, Spain, Korea and UK and also has been broadcast on KBS, Rai, ITV, PBS, WQXR and the Ukraine national radio.

MinJung has also collaborated with prestigious orchestras around the world and within the UK, has performed recitals in major venues such as Wigmore Hall, Purcell room, Warwick Arts Centre, B.Britten Theatre, Milton Court, South hill Park Arts Centre, Barbican Hall and at City of London Festival, Dartington Music Festival and Brighton Festival.
In January 2015 she gave her critically acclained debut recital at Seoul Arts Centre and from Marchh 2015 moved back to Seoul to take up a teaching position at university, which she holds alongside her performing career and is looking forward to giving her debut concerts and masterclass in Edinburgh, Bangkok, Malaysia, China and Moscow from September 2015.


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Busan, June 01 1984

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