Jong Sun Woo is a collaborative pianist, praised for her ‘poetic and characterful’ (The Guardian) and 'profoundly expressive' (Planet Hugill) playing.
With her duo partner Giacomo Schmidt, she has recently won prizes at International Schubert Competition in Dortmund, IVC in 's Hertogenbosch and International Student Lied Duo Competition in Groningen. She accompanied Felix Gygli, who won the Ferrier Awards 2023 at Wigmore Hall. She has also received the Gerald Moore Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Pianist’s Prize at the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards and Leach Award.
Jong Sun was a scholar of Lied Akademie 2021/22 Liedzentrum Heidelberger Frühling, mentored by Thomas Hampson and subsequently has performed during Schubert Woche at Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin and the Neuland Lied Festival, Heidelberg in 2022. She was recently selected for Wigmore French Song Exchange 23/24, led by Dame Felicty Lott and François Le Roux and as part of the programme, she will be performing at Wigmore Hall, London and Salle Cortot, Paris.
As a chamber musician, she performed Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano in New York in 2017. With violinist Eleanor Corr, she gave the Gold Medal-winning performance at the Royal Overseas League’s Annual Music Competition in 2020.
After finishing her undergraduate studies with First Class honours at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she won a full scholarship at Bard College, New York to study with the late Peter Serkin. She came back to London and gained her Masters and Artist Diploma in Piano Accompaniment with distinction at Guildhall, graduating with ‘Concert Recital Diploma’, awarded for her outstanding final recital. Jong Sun is a Samling Artist.