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South Korean pianist Seolyeong Jeong has performed internationally both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Following her solo debut at Kumho Art Hall in Seoul at age thirteen, she has performed in various concert halls, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Morse Recital Hall, Stude Concert Hall, and Seoul Arts Center. She has appeared as a soloist in concerts such as the “Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra Concert” at Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she performed L. v. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 under the baton of conductor Donald Schleicher, “The Asian Influence Concert” at the Beth El Temple, where she performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Beth El Temple Orchestra under conductor Joseph Ness, the “American Virtuoso International Music Competition Gala Concert” and the “New York Piano Festival & Competition Gala Concert” at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, “Sharing the Spotlight: Celebrating Clara Schumann’s 200th Birthday” at Duncan Recital Hall at Shepherd School of Music, the “Vista Chamber Music Concert” at Morse Recital Hall at Yale School of Music, and “Spirit of SNU Strings III” at IBK Chamber Hall at Seoul Arts Center.


Seolyeong is a top prizewinner in international and national competitions, such as the American Virtuoso International Music Competition (First Prize), the Young Texas Artists Music Competition (First Prize and the Audience Choice Prize), the Shepherd School Concerto Competition (First Place), the Connecticut Young Artist Competition (First Prize), the New York Piano Festival & Competition (Third Prize and the Award for the Best Performance of a Twentieth-Century Composition), the Korean Liszt Competition (Grand Prize), the Samick-Seiler Piano Competition (First Prize), the Sungjung Music Competition (Grand Prize and the Award by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea), and the Ewha-Kyunghyang Competition (First Prize).

Seolyeong graduated summa cum laude from Seoul National University and received a Master of Music and a Master of Musical Arts from Yale University. Seolyeong was the recipient of the Charles S. Miller Prize, awarded to “a gifted pianist who has done outstanding work during the first year of study at Yale School of Music” in 2016, and was one of the representing soloists at the Yale School of Music Commencement Concert in 2017. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts from Rice University in May 2024.

Seolyeong served as an Adjunct Faculty at The University of Tampa and Southeastern University. She is an Affiliated Artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Music and Theater Arts.

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