Grace Yeo will be giving a lunchtime recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 4JJ on Friday 19 March, 1-2pm
Grace Yeo was born in Seoul, Korea in 1986 and commenced her piano studies at the age of four. Since then, she attended Yewon School and Seoul High School of Arts whilst appearing frequently as a soloist in Korea.
In 2004, she began her undergraduate studies with Professor Hie-Yon, Choi as a scholarship student at the Seoul National University. In 2008, she was awarded the ‘Barbara Stringer Scholarship’ for postgraduate studies in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied firstly with Professor Philip Jenkins continuing later with Senior Professor of Piano, Joan Havill supported by the ‘Leverhulme Trust’. She is also a recipient of an award from The Craxton Memorial Trust in 2009.
In Korea, Grace won numerous prizes including First Prize in the 35th Newspaper of Music Education Competition, First Prize in the Sung-Jung Music competition, First Prize at the C.Bechstein-Samick Piano Competition and First Prize in Hanmi Junior Competition.
In November in 2009 she won First Prize and Audience Prize at the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition.
She was invited to perform at the ‘Young Artists Concert Series’ in Seoul and has performed in many famous venues such as Young-San Art Hall, Ceramic Palace Hall and Concert Hall at Seoul National University in Korea. She has performed concertos by Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann and in January 2008 she played ‘Liszt Piano Concerto No.1’ with the ‘Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra’ in Korea.
She has played with masterclasses of Dominique Merlet, Meng-Chieh Liu, Paul Lewis and Sergio Perticaroli.