Hans H. Suh

South Korea
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About This Project

Hans H. Suh

Republic of Korea

29 y.o.


Ammesso: Primo premio alla Isang Yun Competition (Corea)

Winner of the 2018 International German Piano Award in Frankfurt and laureate of the 2016 Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, Hans H. Suh has performed with the major orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Staatskapelle Halle, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

He worked with conductors such as Kurt Masur, Ken-David Masur, Marin Alsop, Myung-Whun Chung, and Pascal Verrot.

Hans is a top prize-winner at several international competitions:

2013 Sendai International Music Competition (2nd Prize)

2016 Isang Yun International Music Competition (1st Prize)

2017 International Beethoven Competition Vienna (4th Prize)

2018 Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition (2nd Prize)

Born in Seoul, Korea, Hans began to play the piano at age of 4, and to compose music at the age of 5. He attended Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division from 2001 to 2009, where he studied piano with Yuri Kim and Vladimir Feltsman with full scholarship. Afterwards, he studied Ancient history at Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar, while studying piano with Matti Raekallio and Emanuel Ax through the Juilliard Exchange Program. After finishing his Master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, he is now pursuing Konzertexamen degree with Prof. Olivier Gardon at the same institute.

A CD featuring works by Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, and Schumann was recently released under Genuin label.


Envisaged programme


First round

L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3

F. Liszt: Valse de l’opéra ‘Faust’ de Ch. Gounod, S. 407


Second round

I. Yun: 5 Pieces for Piano

C. Debussy: Selected works from “Preludes”

R. Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13



D. Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor, K.213

D. Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K.519

F. Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor S. 178

S. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in Bflat  major, Op. 83 (“The Stalingrad”)



J. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15