Laureate of the 2018 International German Piano Award and of the 2016 Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, Hans H. Suh has performed as a soloist in many of the world’s distinguished venues, such as Avery Fisher Hall (renamed David Geffen Hall) and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Center, Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai, and the Concert Hall of Seoul Arts Center.
Hans is a top prizewinner at other international competitions, including the 2013 Sendai International Music Competition (Second Prize and silver medal), 2016 Isang Yun International Music Competition (First Prize and Isang Yun Special Prize), and 2017 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (Second Prize). In 2012, Hans undertook a concert tour with the Yamaha Corporation in Japan. In the summer of 2013, he was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, MA, and in April 2014 he was invited to perform on a tour, including both solo and concerto appearances, in Germany and Switzerland. Most recently, he was invited to perform a recital at the prestigious IKIF (International Keyboard Institute & Festival) in July 2018.
Hans H. Suh has performed with the world’s major orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, working with such renowned conductors as Kurt Masur, Ken-David Masur, Michael Adelson, Myung-Whun Chung, and Pascal Verrot. Hans has appeared in many solo piano concerts internationally in Korea, the U.S., Japan, Germany, and Italy. He has also participated in public masterclasses by prominent artists including Murray Perahia, Garrick Ohlsson, Jeffrey Kahane, Daejin Kim, Peter Serkin, and Emanuel Ax.
Born in Seoul, Korea in 1990, Hans began playing the piano at age four and started composing at age five. At age seven he won First Prize in The Korea Times Music Competition and also gave his first solo piano recital. He subsequently performed a series of concerts and was featured on Korean national television numerous times. Hans moved to the United States at the age of ten and made his New York debut only one year later by winning the 2001 New York Philharmonic Young Artist Audition. He received his music education at the Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division from 2001 to 2009, where he studied piano with Yuri Kim and Vladimir Feltsman on a full scholarship. Hans went on to attend Columbia University, studying ancient history as a distinguished John Jay Scholar while studying piano with Matti Raekallio and Emanuel Ax through Columbia’s Juilliard Exchange Program. Having completed his Master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, he is now pursuing the Konzertexamen degree with Olivier Gardon.
Photo: Gebauer Fotografie, Stefan Höning
Hans H. Suh
Works by Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt and Schumann
Hans H. Suh, Piano