changyong-shin1ChangYong Shin of the Republic of Korea, is the 2016 First Prize Winner of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (HHIPC). Dr. Douglas Humpherys, the 2016 HHIPC Jury Chair (as well as Chair of the Piano Department at the Eastman School of Music and Artistic Director of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition), said about Mr. Shin, “He is a pianist with passionate expression and profound artistry, representative of the best among his generation!”

He was also the First Prize winner of the Kookmin Ilbo & Hansei University Music Competition (2005); Grand Prizes at the C.Bechstein & Samik Music Competition (2006), the Hankook Ilbo Competition (2006), and the CBS Competition (2008); First Prize at the Ewha & Kyeonghyang Competition (2008), and Third Prize at the Chopin Junior Competition and the Eumyeon Competition in 2005. In 2010, Mr. Shin won Third Prize and two special prizes (Romantic period and Master Class) at the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition in America.

Mr. Shin will make his Carnegie Hall debut on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2:30 at Weill Recital Hall where he will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Unsuk Chin, Granados and Prokofiev. He has performed in other prestigious venues, including two solo recitals and a chamber concert at Kumho Art Hall, a “Young Mozart Concert” at The Mozart Hall, the Young Musicians Festival at Youngsan Art Hall, the Korean traditional music festival at the Recital Hall of The Seoul Arts center, and the Gala concert of the Ewha & Kyeonghyang Competition at Baroque Chamber Hall. Also, he has been invited several times to perform at the UJung Art Center in Korea.

Mr. Shin’s calendar includes performances at Salle Cortot in Paris, in Prague, China and London during the 2016-17 season. He will present a recital and master classes at the Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series (Knoxville, TN) in January, 2017 and at the Green Lake Festival of Music (Wisconsin) in summer, 2017.

Mr. Shin is also an accomplished chamber music performer. He gave a chamber music recital at the invitation of the Kumho Art Hall, and joined the Young Artist Festival of Chamber Music as a member of a Korean chamber group. Additionally, he performed recitals with his Curtis colleagues in Paris, Sarasota, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

Until 2011, he studied with Choong-Mo Kang at The Juilliard School and Ms. Mari Kwon, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, at the Dankook University in Korea. Since then, he has been studying with Robert McDonald at the Curtis Institute of Music. Mr. McDonald said, “ChangYong Shin is a young artist of exceptional gifts—a brilliantly complete instrumentalist whose playing is always at the service of the music and its expressive possibilities.”

“He is a pianist with passionate expression and profound artistry, representative of the best among his generation!”
— Dr. Douglas Humpherys, Chair 2016 HHIPC