Seho Young
Supported by Club 32 donor Lyndall McCormack


14 August 1997

I’m looking forward to experiencing Australian culture for the first time, and hopefully getting to sightsee a little bit. I also would really love to try Vegemite.


Third Prize: New Orleans International Piano Competition (New Orleans, USA)
First Prize and Chamber Music Award: Charles Wadsworth Piano Competition (Newnan, USA)
Winner: Princeton University Orchestra Concerto Competition (Princeton, USA)

Bostonian pianist Seho Young holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from Princeton University and a Master of Music from Yale School of Music. His mentors include Boris Berman and Francine Kay, and he has participated in masterclasses with Stanislav Ioudenitch, Angela Hewitt, Jeffrey Kahane and William Grant Naboré.

Seho has appeared on stages internationally, from Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center to venues in Japan, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and the Netherlands. He has performed as a soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Princeton University Orchestra and the Northwestern Baroque Music Ensemble.

On a tour hosted by the International Holland Music Sessions, he gave solo recitals across Europe in such venues as The Royal Concertgebouw and the Philharmonic Hall in Bratislava. Seho is also a passionate composer and arranger, writing original works for orchestra, film and musical theatre, spanning a range of genres and ensembles, from piano and string quartet to bands and acappella groups.

He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music in Illinois, studying piano with James Giles.


2023 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Friday 7 July 2023, 2.30pm
Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Sunday 9 July 2023, 7.30pm

2023 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

I. Aphorisms
II. Reflection
III. Fury

No.5 in E♭ minor. Appassionato

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

I. Allegro
II. Andante cantabile
III. Allegretto grazioso

Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54

Semi Finals Round 1: 70-Minute Recital

I. Toccata
II. Allemande
III. Corrente
IV. Air
V. Sarabande
VI. Tempo di Gavotta
VII. Gigue

I. Prélude
II. Fugue
III. Forlane
IV. Rigaudon
V. Menuet
VI. Toccata

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro, ma non troppo
II. Improvisation. Andante cantabile
III. Finale. Andante – Allegro

No.3 Schön Rosmarin


I. Lento
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Andante
IV. Allegro mosso

Edward Elgar: Salut d’amour in D major Op.12

Final Round 1: Concerto 1800 and Earlier

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro

Final Round 2: Post 1800 Concerto

I. Maestoso
II. Adagio
III. Rondo. Allegro non troppo