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‘A thoughtful and commanding performance, with JongSun Woo’s delicate piano playing especially delightful’
Seen & Heard International

Jong Sun Woo is a pianist who specialises in song and chamber music. She has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, the Crush Room at the Royal Opera House, and made multiple appearances as a concerto soloist with orchestras in the UK. As a chamber musician, she performed Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano in New York in 2017 and with violinist Eleanor Corr, she gave the Gold Medal-winning performance at the Royal Overseas League’s Annual Music Competition in 2020. 

 In 2021, she was awarded the Pianist’s Prize at the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards, performing with her duo partner Felix Gygli. As a duo, they won the English Song Prize at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and most recently, were selected as Leeds Lieder Young Artist 2022 and won the Leeds Lieder/Schubert Institute UK Song Prize. At Guildhall, she also won the Paul Hamburger Prize for song accompaniment awarded by Graham Johnson for his Poulenc Project. 

 Jong Sun is a scholar at Lied Akademie 2021/22 of Liedzentrum Heidelberger Frühling, mentored by Thomas Hampson and subsequently has performed during Schubert Woche at Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin and will be performing at the Neuland Lied Festival, Heidelberg in 2022.

 Jong Sun is currently in her final year of Artist Diploma studying with Carole Presland and Dr. Bretton Brown at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from where she gained her Masters in Piano Accompaniment with distinction, graduating with Concert Recital Diploma awarded for her outstanding final recital. Jong Sun’s studies are generously supported by Help Musicians Fund.