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”.

SoRyang left the agency Vienna Classic



  • 19.10.2024- Gewandhaus Leipzig
  • July-Sep.- “Mozart’s Heritage” Mozarthaus, Vienna (Special concerts of WIEN HOLDING)
  • 07.06.2024- Wiener Konzerthaus
  • 10.05.2024- Gewandhaus Leipzig


  • 19.12.2023 – Mozarthaus Vienna
  • 12.12.2023 – Mozarthaus Vienna
  • 14.10.2023 – Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
  • 10, 17, 24, 31.08.2023 – Mozarthaus Vienna
  • 01.04.2023 – Wiener Konzerthaus
    Leaving Agency Vienna Classic


  • 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 (




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

WebBooklet open Buy

  • 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 – 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


“Piano becomes romantic” SoRyang took a seat at the keys to immediately shine as a soloist with strong expressiveness and finesse……Frankfurter Neue Presse
… Romance with a bit of Asian interiorityNRZ
SoRyang was convincing above all in the subtle Adagio with its surprising tenderness, which was not necessarily to be expected given the thunderous outer movements. In the second part of the concert in Järvi’s charming original composition “New York Songs” she played with incessant drive, in the sudden contrasts that were partly borrowed from jazz.Dresdener Neueste Nachrichten
The execution was extremely nuanced and so lively that even listeners who were not Mozart enthusiasts enjoyed this interpretationAllgemeine Zeitung
…a whirring, floating transparency… she succeeded in creating a fine, almost impressionistic tone painting… a contemplative change in a landscape that only exists within.NRZ
SoRyang showed a technically and spiritually intelligent capability with a lot of touch culture and warmth…Frankfurter Neue Presse
extremely meaningful and sophisticatedHamburger Morgenpost
…eine Bekannte war für viele der fast tausend Geladenen die Pianistin SoRyang, die für Standing Ovation gesorgt hatBMW aktuell / Hamburg
Whether powerful with clear playing or romantically transfigured in the next moment, the pianist managed to create a completely new atmosphere from one moment to the next. It’s no wonder that SoRyang has already received a lot of attention with guest appearances all over the world.Westfalenpost
Listening to her in that evening was a extraordinary pleasure and the sustained applause was rightly deservedHessisch-Niedersächsische-Allgemeine-Zeitung
Listening to a great pianist was truly something special.The United Nations Women´s Guild


Audio / Video

Radiointerview bei Klassik Radio Stephansdom (Wien):

SoRyang Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

SoRyang plays
Chopin op.25/12 ” Ocean” / Rehearsal

SoRyang plays
Schubert-Liszt ” Die Forelle” / Rehearsal

SoRyang plays
Chopin ” Barcarolle ” / Rehearsal

SoRyang plays
Korsakow-Rachmaninov ” Bumblebee ” / Rehearsal

SoRyang plays
Liszt ” Grand Galop Chromatique ” / Concert live

SoRyang plays
Beethoven ” Tempest ” 3rd Mov. / Rehearsal

Klavierkonzert “Notre Dame”

SoRyang plays
Chopin Pianoconcerto No.2/3Mov.

SoRyang plays
Beethoven “Waldstein” / Live recording

SoRyang plays
Chopin Scherzo no.1/ live recording

SoRyang Plays
Schubert Wanderer-Fantasie

SoRyang plays
Schumann sonata 3/4


Richard Addinsell
  • Rhapsodie für Klavier und Orchester (1941, “Warschauer Konzert”)
Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Italienisches Konzert (BMV 971)
  • Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge (BMV 903)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr.1 d-moll BWV 1052
Samuel Barber
  • Nocturne (Op.33)
Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 C-Dur (Op.15)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 B-Dur (Op.19)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 3 c-moll (Op.37)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 4 G-Dur (Op.58)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 Es-Dur (Op.73)
  • Die Wut über den verlorenen Groschen (Op.129)
  • Klavier-Sonate Nr. 21 (Waldstein-Sonate, Op.53)
  • Klavier-Sonate Nr. 14 (Mondschein-Sonate, Op.27)
  • Klavier-Sonate Nr. 23 (Appassionata, Op.57)
  • Klavier-Sonate Nr. 8 (Pathetique, Op.13)
  • Klavier-Sonate Nr. 17 (Sturm-Sonate, Op.31/2)
  • 32 Variationen in c-Moll für Klavier (WoO 80)
Johannes Brahms
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 d-moll (Op.15)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 B-Dur (Op.83)
  • Sonate Nr. 1 C-Dur (Op.1)
  • Sonate Nr. 2 fis -moll (Op.2)
  • 8 Klavierstücke (Op.76)
  • 7 Fantasien (Op.116)
  • 6 Klavierstücke (Op.118)
  • Ungarische Tänze Nr. 1 und Nr. 4
  • Scherzo (Op.4)
  • Schumann Variationen (Op.9)
  • Händel Variationen (Op.24)
Ferruccio Busoni
  • Sonatine Nr. 6 (Kammer-Fantasie über “Carmen”, BV 284)
Frédéric Chopin
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 e-moll (Op.11)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 f-moll (Op.21)
  • Sonate Nr. 2 b-moll (Op.35)
  • Sonate Nr. 1 h-moll (Op.58)
  • Ballade Nr. 1 g-moll (Op.23)
  • Ballade Nr. 2 F-Dur (Op.38)
  • Ballade Nr. 3 As-Dur (Op.58)
  • Ballade Nr. 4 f-moll (Op.52)
  • Nocturne c-moll (Op.48)
  • Nocturne Des-Dur (Op.27 Nr. 2)
  • Scherzo Nr. 1 h-moll (Op.20)
  • Scherzo Nr. 2 b-moll (Op.31)
  • Scherzo Nr. 3 cis-moll (Op.39)
  • Scherzo Nr. 4 E-Dur (Op.54)
  • Andante Spianato e Grande Polonaise Brillante (Op.22)
  • Polonaise Heroique (Op.53)
  • Polonaise Fantaisie (Op.61)
Claude Debussy
  • L’Isle Joyeuse
  • Clair de Lune
Edvard Grieg
  • Klavierkonzert a-moll (Op.16)
  • Hochzeitstag auf Troldhaugen
  • Marsch der Trolle
Franz Liszt
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 Es-Dur
  • Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr. 2 cis-moll
  • Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr. 6 Des-Dur
  • Paraphrase zu Rigoletto (Verdi)
  • Ave Maria (Franz Schubert, Transkription)
  • Die Forelle (Franz Schubert, Transkription)
  • Auf dem Wasser zu singen (Franz Schubert, Transkription)
  • Gretchen am Spinnrade (Franz Schubert, Transkription)
  • Transzendentale Etüde Nr. 10 f-moll
  • Soiree de Vienne Nr. 6 (Franz Schubert, Transkription)
  • Vallée d’Obermann
  • La Campanella
  • Mephisto-Walzer
  • Die Wasserspiele der Villa d´Este
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  • Rondo Capriccioso (Op.14)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 20 d-moll (KV 466)
  • Sonate Nr. 11 A-Dur (KV 331)
  • Sonate Nr. 2 F-Dur (KV 332)
  • Sonate Nr. 9 a-moll (KV 310)
  • Sonate Nr. 8 D-Dur (KV 311)
Sergei Rachmaninov
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 c-moll (Op.18)
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 3 d-moll (Op.30)
  • Präludium cis-moll (Op.3/2)
  • Präludium g-moll (Op.23, Nr. 5)
  • Moment musicaux Nr. 4 e-moll (Op.16)
  • Hummelflug (Rimski-Korsakow, Transkription)
  • Liebesleid (Kreisler, Transkription)
Franz Schubert
  • Wanderer-Fantasie C-Dur (Op.15)
  • Impromptus (D 946)
  • Impromptus (Op.90)
Robert Schumann
  • Acht Fantasiestücke (Op.12)
  • Fantasie C-Dur (Op.17)
  • Kreisleriana (Op.16)
  • Carnaval (Op.9)
  • Sonate Nr. 3 f-moll (Op.14)
  • Klavierkonzert a-moll (Op.54)
Alexander Scriabin
  • Sonate Nr. 4 Fis-Dur (Op.30)
  • Fantasie b-moll (Op.28)
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski
  • Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 b-moll (Op.23)

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