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Music Institute Faculty member, Seho Young
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Bostonian pianist Seho Young is a rapidly emerging international artist, whose playing has been described as “very intelligent and mature, [...] thoughtful and polished” by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans. He has appeared on stages across the globe, from Carnegie Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to international venues in Japan, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Australia, and the Netherlands. Seho is an acclaimed performer, having won first prize and the chamber music award at the 2022 Charles Wadsworth Competition and third prize at the 28th New Orleans International Piano Competition. He has appeared as a soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Brockton Symphony Orchestra, and the Princeton University Orchestra.

Recently he was invited to present a recital of all American composers for The Bohemians New York Musicians’ Club at the Kosciuszko Foundation, and was featured in Tulane University’s Concert Piano Series. As part of the International Holland Music Sessions New Masters on Tour, he performed across Europe at iconic venues including the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Philharmonic Hall in Bratislava.

He has studied with James Giles, Boris Berman, Francine Kay, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and Wha Kyung Byun, and performed in masterclasses for Stanislav Loudenitch, Tamás Vásáry, Jeffrey Kahane, and William Naboré. In addition to piano, he is also a passionate chamber musician and harpsichordist, performing as continuo and soloist with the Northwestern University Baroque Music Ensemble.

Seho holds degrees from Princeton University and Yale University, and is currently pursuing his doctorate at Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music, under the Eckstein scholarship.

Seho is also a passionate composer and arranger, having written works for piano, orchestras, acapella groups, film, and musical theater. He is a competitive ultimate frisbee player, chess and Brazilian jiu-jitsu enthusiast, and life-long supporter of the New England Patriots.


D.M.A., Northwestern University (in progress)
M.M.A., M.M., Yale University
B.S.E., Princeton University

Additional Studies / Recent Awards / Recordings

Recent Awards:
1st Prize, Thaviu-Isaak Endowed Piano Competition
3rd prize, 28th New Orleans International Piano Competition
1st prize and chamber music award, Charles Wadsworth Piano Competition

Basic Teaching Philosophy or Special Music Interests/Specialties

The music of J. S. Bach

Period performance, composition, music theory, improvisation, jazz, musical theater, electronic production

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Festival appearances:
Aspen Music Festival
Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School
International Piano Academy, Lake Como

A few of my favorite things…

Chess, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Ultimate Frisbee, football, coffee