Eugene Shon
Eugene Shon

About

The Canadian-Korean pianist Eugene Hyunjoo Shon was born in Busan, South Korea and grown up in Toronto, Canada.

Eugene started playing the piano at the age of four and also learned to play the violin, cello and flute in her childhood. After the immigration to Toronto, she entered the Performance Academy for Young Artistsat the Royal Conservatory of Music and studied with James Anagnoson. Eugene's studies continued in Germany at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Prof. Gerhard Oppitz firstly, afterwards with Prof. Andrzej Ratusinki and Prof. Friedemann Rieger at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. Presently, she is studying with Prof. Roland Krüger in the Solo Performance Class at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover.

Eugene was prize winner of numerous music competitions such as the 39th International Piano Competitions Palma d'Oro in Finale Ligure, Italy (2nd prize & special prize Aloise Vecchiato), Teresa Llacuna International Piano Competitions in Valence, France (special prize - for the interpretation of Johannes Brahms), Josef Suk International Piano Competition in Prague, Czech Republic (special prize),Paula-Salomon-Lindberg Liedduo Competition in Berlin, Germany (1st prize), Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (3rd prize), Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition(1st prize) and more.

Eugene has played in the Martinu Hall of Lichtenstein Palace (Prague), Auditorium de la Louvière (Epinal), Hohhaus Palais Lauterbach (Fulda), Jewish museum (Berlin), JT Art Hall (Tokyo), HC Arts and Culture Hall (Hiroshima) among many others and given tours in Korea, Austria and Croatia.