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 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. Furthermore she played recitals in New York, Los Angeles, 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, Brandenburgischen Staatsorchester, Korea States Orchestra, Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra of the National Music Academy in Sofia (Bulgaria), which one successful performed Worldpremiere with SoRyang the Pianoconcerto ” Notre Dame ” composed by Roland Baumgartner.
On July 16th, 2016 SoRyang performed at HARPA-Hall Reykjavik. A German TV crew accompanied her on this tour.
In spring 2019 SoRyang performed a Germany-Tour together with Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich in Dresden, Hamburg, Essen and Nuremberg with Tschaikowsky Piano-concert no.1. Highlight was the sold out concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg with standing ovations.
In October 2019, SoRyang will be touring Europe with the Zagreb Philharmonic under the direction of Kristjan Järvi to Zagreb, Vienna, Dresden, Munich, Zurich and Frankfurt aM. In addition to Edvard Grieg’s piano concert, she gave the world premiere of the work “New York Songs for Piano and Orchestra” by Kristjan Järvi.
Additionally she became wellknown through some of her piano compositions (“Curse of fate” and “Stranded goods”) that had been selected for the adaption of old silent films at the Vienna film festival “VIENNALE”.
Her idea to present classical piano music to a wide audience at historic sites of major European cities, has inspired worldwide many pianists and spreaded also by them very soon. 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”.
- 14.10.2023 – Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
- 10, 17, 24, 31.08.2023 – Mozarthaus Vienna
- 01.04.2023 – Wiener Konzerthaus
- 01.04.2022 – Grand Auditorium (Luxembourg)
- 03.04.2022 – Philharmonie (Köln)
- 04.04.2022 – Tonhalle (Saarbrücken Congress Centrum Saar)
- 05.04.2022 – Alte Oper (Frankfurt)
- 16.05.2022 – Stadttheater Klagenfurt (Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria)
- 21.07.2022 – Kulturpalast (Dresden) – CANCELED!
- 02.10.2022 –Mozart Association Niederösterreich (St. Pölten)
- 31.07.2022 – Musikverein (Wien, Austria) – CANCELED!
- 17.11.2022 – Bulgaria Concert Hall (Sofia, Bulgaria)
- 10.05.2021 – Musikverein (Brahms-Saal, Wien)
- 01.08.2021 – Musikverein (Großer Saal, Wien)
- 06.11.2021 – Coselpalais (Dresden) – Recital
- 12.11.2021 – Musikverein (Wien) – Recital – Purchase tickets (musikverein.at)
14.03.2019 – 18.03.2019 – Concert tour with the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich under Maestro Yutaka Sado: Peter I. Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
- 14.03.2019 – Kulturpalast (Dresden)
- 16.03.2019 – Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg)
- 17.03.2019 – Philharmonie Alfred-Krupp-Saal (Essen)
- 18.03.2019 – Meistersingerhalle (Nürnberg)
- 16.05.2019 – Jüdisches Museum (Krakau) – Recital
- 31.05.2019 – Musikverein (Wien) – Recital
- 14.07.2019 – Musikverein (Konzerthaus)
07.10.2019 – 14.10.2019 – Concert tour with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Kristjan Järvi: Edvard Grieg Klavierkonzert a-moll
- 07.10.2019 – Lisinski-Konzerthalle (Zagreb)
- 08.10.2019 – Musikverein (Wien)
- 09.10.2019 – Kulturpalast (Dresden)
- 10.10.2019 – Gasteig (München)
- 11.10.2019 – Konzerthalle Zürich-Maag (Zürich)
- 12.10.2019 – Alte Oper (Frankfurt)
- 24.11.2019 – Congresshalle (Graz) – Recital
- 26.11.2019 – Brucknerhaus (Linz) – Recital
- 01.12.2019 – Musikverein (Wien) – Recital
A Summer Night’s Concert live at Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein
- Edvard Grieg – Holberg Suite. Suite in olden style in G major, Op. 40
- Frédéric Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
- Roland Baumgartner – Gondellied Variation
- Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings
- Wojciech Kilar – Orawa
- Johann Strauß / Josef Strauß – Pizzicato-Polka
- Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion
- Antonio Vivaldi – Presto from “The Four Seasons”
Live at Elbphilharmonie – (DVD)
- Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky – Klavierkonzert Nr.1
- Frédéric Chopin – Etude Op.25/12 “Ocean”
- Gustav Mahler – Symphonie Nr. 5
GRAMOLA-CD von 2018
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonate Op.13
- Franz Schubert – Op.15
- Johannes Brahms – Op.118 No.5
- Robert Schumann – Sonate No.3 Op. 14
Island Tournee 2016
- Frédéric Chopin – NOCTURNE DES-DUR OPUS 27/2
- Ludwig van Beethoven – KLAVIER-SONATE NR. 21 OPUS 53 („WALDSTEIN-SONATE“)
- Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt (Transkription) – AVE MARIA
- Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt (Transkription) – GRETCHEN AM SPINNRADE
- Frédéric Chopin – SCHERZO 1
- Frédéric Chopin – SCHERZO 3
- Franz Liszt – HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY
- Franz Liszt – LA CAMPANELLA
- Beethoven – Die Wut über den verlorenen Groschen
- Grieg – Wedding Day at Troldhaugen op.65 Nr.6
- Busoni – Carmen Fantaise
- Albeniz – Asturias
- Mozart – Sonate KV. 311 D-Dur
- Schubert – Moment musical D.780 Nr.3
- Chopin – Polonaise
- Scriabin – Sonate Nr.4
- Korsakow-Rachmaninov – Hummelflug
- Brahms – Ungarischer Tanz Nr.1
- Liszt – Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr.2
- Robert Schumann – Fantasie C-Dur op.17
- Frédéric Chopin – Polonaise Fantasie op.61
- Johannes Brahms – Fantasien op.116
- Alexander Nikolajewitsch Skrjabin – Asturias
Album Vienna. Street live. SoRyang in concert.
- Frédèric Chopin – Fantasie-Impromptu Opus 66
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata Opus 53, 1. Satz “Waldsteinsonate”
- Franz Schubert – Impromptu Opus 90, Nr. 4
- Franz Liszt – LA CAMPANELLA
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata Opus 53, 3. Satz “Waldsteinsonate”
- Franz Liszt / Franz Schubert (Transkriptionen) – Auf dem Wasser zu singen
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sonate Nr. 16 C-Dur
- Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – Rondo Capriccioso, Opus 14
- Franz Liszt – Liebestraum
- Frédèric Chopin – Scherzo Nr. 2 in b-Moll Opus 31
- Johannes Brahms – Ungarischer Tanz Nr. 4
SoRyang hatte an den Tasten Platz genommen, um gleich mit starker Ausdruckskraft und Finesse solistisch zu brillieren…Frankfurter Neue Presse
Audio / Video
Radiointerview bei Klassik Radio Stephansdom (Wien):
SoRyang Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Chopin op.25/12 ” Ocean” / Rehearsal
Schubert-Liszt ” Die Forelle” / Rehearsal
Chopin ” Barcarolle ” / Rehearsal
Korsakow-Rachmaninov ” Bumblebee ” / Rehearsal
Liszt ” Grand Galop Chromatique ” / Concert live
Beethoven ” Tempest ” 3rd Mov. / Rehearsal
Klavierkonzert “Notre Dame”
Beethoven “Waldstein” / Live recording
Chopin Scherzo no.1/ live recording
Schumann sonata 3/4
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