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Born in Korea, Minsoo Sohn began studying piano at the age of three. He studied at the New England Conservatory with Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun. He won third prize at the Busoni Competition in 1999, first prize at the Honens Competition in 2006 and has won several awards at the Cleveland, Hilton Head, Rubinstein, Santander and Queen Elisabeth competitions. He has performed alongside leading orchestras (Boston Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Camerata, Holland Symfonia, Cleveland Chamber Orchestra) and in prestigious concert halls in Europe, America and Israel (Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Banff Centre, National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Philharmonie Gasteig in Munich, Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Palais des Beaux Arts and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels). He is a regular guest at international festivals such as the Santander Festival in Spain, the Eilat Festival in Israel, Rockport Festival in USA and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival in Canada. His chamber music activity includes collaborations with the Ysaÿe, Cecilia, Aviv Quartets. It is also worth noting his recording activity, which includes records dedicated to Liszt’s transcriptions and studies as well as Bach’s Goldberg Variations. In 2020, he released the set of complete Beethoven Sonatas under Sony Classical. After teaching at Michigan State University, he has been a professor at Korean National University of Arts since 2015.

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