Jeung Beum

In 2017 Jeung Beum became the first Korean pianist to win 1st prize in one of the world's most prestigious competitions, the Munich ARD music competition with its powerful and almost perfect technology, maturity and confident sense of style. In 2019 he also received the International German Pianist Award.

Jeung Beum started playing the piano at the age of 4 and performed publicly for the first time at the age of 8. He won national music competitions in Korea at an early age and made his solo debut at the age of 13 with Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied at the Korean National University of Arts with ChoongMo Kang. In 2012 he went to Germany and studied at the Munich Conservatory with Arnulf von Arnim, where he did his master's degree. He completed his concert exam in 2019 at the Münster University of Music, also with Arnulf von Arnim.

Already at the age of 20 he attracted international attention by winning the George Enescu competition in Bucharest. He also received the Ministerial Prize of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, which is given to talented artists who have done a good job in Korea. The competition win enabled him to work with excellent musicians and music institutions in Europe. Highlights include concerts in Stuttgart, Munich, Dresden, Frankfurt, Weimar, Leipzig and Berlin. He has also performed at famous festivals in Europe, including the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Busoni Piano Festival in Bolzano, the Cervo Festival in Italy, the Flagey Piano Days in Brussels and the Istanbul Piano Festival. He has worked with renowned orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Musico Basel Colloquium, the Plauen Zwickau Philharmonic Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2020 Jeung Beum released his debut album with works by Schubert, Ravel and Beethoven, recorded on a Bechstein grand piano.