Korean Piano Open
SeoulSouth Korea
16-19 August · 2023


Hae Won Chang (South Korea)

Hae-Won Chang obtained B.A. and M.A. at the College of Music, Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea and continued her music studies at the Frankfurt State Musikhochschule. She was the first Korean to be awarded the Konzertexamen Diplom in Germany. Since 1968 she has enjoyed a busy career as a pedagogue and performer for recitals, concerts with orchestras, and recordings in Korea and other countries in Asia, America and Europe.

Daejin Kim (South Korea)

Daejin Kim is one of the most leading pianists and pedagogues in Korea. He won in 1985 the first prize in the prestigious 6th Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition (presently, the Cleveland Competition). In 1986, he made his New York debut and received an exceptionally favorable review from the critic for the New York Times who wrote that "Daejin Kim demonstrated all the accouterments necessary for a successful solo career. Since then, he has performed in recital and with orchestra in major cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch (Austria)

CordeliaHöfer was born in Munich/Bavaria. She completed her studies in piano at the universities in Salzburg (Hans Leygraf) and Munich (Klaus Schilde, Hugo Steurer) with highest honors. In Salzburg she also studied conducting (Gerhard Wimberger) and chamber music. 1979 she won first prize of the „Kurt Leimer Competition“of Mozarteum in Salzburg. She acquired further valuable inspiration from Wilhelm Kempff , Sandor Vegh, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Tatjana Nikolajewa and Elisabeth Leonskaja. At the age of 15 she gave her debut in Munich with orchestra performing Carl Maria Weber's Konzertstück op.79. Her extensive concert experience involving solo appearances with renowned orchestras took her to many countries in Europe, to the USA, Korea, China and Japan.

Hae-Young Kim (South Korea)

Professor Hae-Young Kim is a graduate of Kyunggi Girl's High School (Korea), Seoul National University (Korea), Musik Hochschule fur Musik (Vienna, Austria), Musikwissenschaft and Musikalische Frueh-erziehung (Germany). She has performed in Korea, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Greece, Bulgaria, Spain, the US and Finland as a solo pianist, chamber music player and a soloist with national and international philharmonic orchestras. Every summer she presents lectures and master classes as well as serves on the jury of the piano competition in the Forum Barcelona Festival (Barcelona, Spain). Prof. Kim is a champion of contemporary music and has premiered numerous 20th century works including pieces of Jeno Takas, Jukka Linkola, and Edmon Tapio in Korea and other countries. Her most recent performances include "Apollo" by Jukka Linkolla at the Contemporary Music Festrival in Terrassa (Spain), Sonata for 2 pianos & percussion by Bartok, and a lecture recital of Piazzolla's "Le Grand Tango" for cello and piano.

In Mee Park (South Korea)

Professor In Mee Park received her undergraduate degree from Seoul National University. She studied at the Juilliard School in New York with the late professor Martin Canin, and obtained the Master’s degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music with professor Paul Hersh and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music with professpr Arcady Aronov. As a solist and chamber music player, she has performed in San Francisco, New York, Budapest, as well as major cities in Korea, collaborating with Lithuanian national symphony orchestra, New Seoul symphony orchestra, and KT chamber orchestra.