St Bride's: Music - Yoon Seok (John) Shin – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Yoon Seok (John) Shin – piano

Friday, 19 July at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Yoon Seok (John) Shin – piano

J Haydn

Piano Sonata in F major, Hob: XVI/23

i. Allegro moderato

ii. Adagio

iii. Finale - Presto

F Schubert

Allegretto in C minor, D 915

L van Beethoven

Piano Sonata in D major, op. 28 'Pastorale'

i. Allegro

ii. Andante

iii. Scherzo: Allegro vivace

iv. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Award-winning South Korean-born British pianist Yoon Seok (John) Shin is much in demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician across Europe, Asia and in the United Kingdom. Praised by many acclaimed critics for his poised, polished and innovative performances, Yoon Seok is currently an official artist of T&B Entertainment (South Korea) and a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, UK.

Yoon Seok made his concerto debut performing Mozart's Piano Concerto no.25 with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Eamonn Dougan in St James's Church Piccadilly, in 2017. Since then he has made regular concerto appearances, highlights including Croscombe Village Orchestra, Seoul Amore Philharmonic Orchestra, the New London Orchestra, the Ashtead Park Sinfonia, the Manchester Camerata and the Thames Philharmonia under the leading conductors such as Tony Bevan, Hee Tae Seo, Paul Dodds, Stephen Threlfall, Byung-Yun Yu and Ronald Corp.

Yoon Seok first came to attention after succeeding in many competitions including 1st Prize in the Michael and Ernest Corby Transcription Competition (2007). This then led to his successful UK debut solo recital at St John's Smith Square as a part of the Young Artists Series in 2008. He has appeared at some of the UK's most prestigious venues and has toured extensively giving over 50 concerts each year in Europe and Asia. His notable London recitals have been given at such varied venues as the Southbank Centre, Steinway Hall, Pizza Express Jazz Club and the Korean Embassy. In addition, Yoon Seok was awarded the Gold Medal and Premier Award in the Kingston-upon-Thames Music Festival (2017). He was also invited as a special guest to perform at the Thomas Tallis Society, Bedford Young Musicians Recital Series, the Korean Festival (UK), K-Classics Rising Star Series in the Korean Cultural Centre (UK), Woolmarket Music Society in Essex, Konserthuset - The Nobel Prize Award Hall - in Sweden, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul Sejong Center Chamber Hall and Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall in South Korea.

Yoon Seok began the piano at the age of six. In 1991 he came to live in the United Kingdom continuing his studies with Prof. Andrew Zolinsky at the Junior Royal College of Music. During this time, he was a regular member at the yearly music festival hosted by the Old Freemen's Society, notably the 150th anniversary of the Freemen's Society at Guildhall in the presence of the Lord Mayor of London. Yoon Seok graduated from the Royal College of Music after completing the prestigious Artist Diploma Performance Doctorate and the Master of Music in Advanced Performance under the tutelage of Prof. Andrew Ball. Previously, he gained his Bachelor of Music in Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where he studied with Prof. Philip Fowke and was awarded 1st Class Honours. In addition, Yoon Seok was awarded the City Livery Club Prize in recognition of his outstanding performances and achievements.

The award-winning South Korean-born British pianist Yoon Seok (John) Shin graduated from the Royal College of Music after completing the prestigious Artist Diploma (ArtDip) Performance Doctorate and the Master of Music (MMus) in Advanced Performance. Previously, he gained his Bachelor of Music, BMus (Hons) in Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (Trinity College of Music), London where he was awarded 1st Class Honours. Yoon Seok has appeared at some of the most prestigious venues such as Steinway Hall, St John's Smith Square, the Southbank Centre, St James's Church Piccadilly, Konserthuset - The Nobel Prize Award Hall - in Sweden, Seoul Sejong Center Chamber Hall and Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall in South Korea.