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please welcome dr. sung ho yang to our piano faculty!

Native Korean pianist Dr. Sung Ho Yang has appeared in concert halls around the world, including solo recitals in Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

Winner of many prestigious competitions and scholarships, Sung Ho won the Grand Prize at The Segye Times Piano Competition in Seoul, Korea in 2002. He later won the Second Prize at the International Competition of Piano Performance Florestano Rossomandi in Foggia, Italy, and Third Prize at the Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Competition in Bratislava, Slovakia. Sung Ho left Seoul National University to move to Boston after receiving New England Conservatory Merit Awards and Scholarships to study with Wha Kyung Byun and occasionally with Russell Sherman, Artist-In-Residence.

Sung Ho’s most recent concert performances include the Guest Artist Recital Series at JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, the Distinguished Artist Concert at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, the DeMenna Center for Classical Music in New York, and BridgMusik Festival at Union Arts Center, Sparkill. He has performed as a concerto soloist with Slovenská filharmónia, the Classical Notes Philharmonic, BridgeMusik Festival Faculty Artists Chamber Ensemble, Arco Youth Orchestra, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Symphony Orchestra, and Seoul National University Symphony Orchestra. His wide range of repertoire includes chamber ensemble for brass, woodwind, and string. In the BridgeMusik festival, he participated in chamber ensembles with Tanya Witek, Krystof Witek, Madeleine Golz, Marji Danilow, Frederick Zlotkin, Désirée Elsevier, Vincent Lionti, Danny Mui, and Halley Gilbert. In addition, he works as a collaborative pianist with diverse artists such as conductor David Jeong, soprano Julie JungHwa Park, Sodam Jeon; cellist Karen Poleshuck, violinist Yong Tae Kim, and flutist Katharine Sun Cho. He has published diverse duo ensemble recordings since 2015 with Dr. Cho, and collaborates with Jerry Bryant and Gilles Bernard in Jersey City.

Sung Ho Yang graduated with Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees, and a Graduate Diploma in Piano Performance, from the New England Conservatory of Music, and received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked at the Thurnauer School of Music as a collaborative pianist before joining the faculty at New Jersey City University. Over the years, he has taught piano, music fundamentals and theory to young beginners and teens, pre-college and college students. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Sung Ho Yang to our own Piano faculty here at The Ridgewood Conservatory.

Call us today at 201-676-9915 to schedule piano lessons with Dr. Sung Ho Yang.