Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Narrator, Workshops, Broadening the horizons of Classical Music in the 21st Century, Creator of shows mixing music with comedy and theatre, Joo-ish half of the duo Igudesman & Joo
I wanted a true virtuoso, someone who knows how to express all the nuances, who intuitively understands all the dynamics, and who can deliver a bravura performance."
Hyung-ki Joo is the perfect chamber-music pianist, one who is perfectly balanced with his colleagues and who has an imaginative response to the music he plays without drawing attention to himself."
Joo brought a freshness of approach…That joy in communication is all too rare in professional music-making."
Joo is passionate about teaching and has developed a unique style of workshop designed for young musicians encouraging them to think and perform "Beyond the Practice Room".
His excellent command of the instrument is put at the service of a fine sensibility and a quite personal voice. In addition, he plays with a certain rhythmic freedom and an individual style I find very refreshing. He is definitely a musician to be heard"
Stunning to hear in concert- he is a virtuoso"
Sensitivity and virtuosity aplomb"
Hyung-ki Joo, Klavier, Schauspiel
Yu Horiuchi, Klavier, Schauspiel
Johanna von der Deken, Gesang, Schauspiel
Schumann Quartett, Streichquartett, Schauspiel
I find him an unusual type of talent who does not belong to the endless row of successful or unsuccessful 'piano key hunters'."