Born in 1986 in South Korea, pianist Sang-Eil Shin has shown impressive skills, even as a piano student. Shin received a soloist’s diploma and earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he studied with Oleg Maisenberg and others. His teachers have consistently lavished effusive praise on this extraordinarily gifted musician. Shin has taken part in master classes with several distinguished artists, including Professor Karl-Heinz Kammerling, who said of him: “Shin is a very flexible pianist. Every note he touches is sensitive in nature, yet his performances are charismatic. He will become one of the greatest pianists.”
Shin has concertized throughout South Korea and performs worldwide as well, appearing with top orchestras in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Mexico, and Thailand. His recording of piano concertos by Ravel and Saint-Saëns with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra is on the Sony Classics label. Shin is a founding member of the Schwingungen Trio, an ensemble that has appeared in various prestigious European venues. Together with harpist Hae Joo Hahn, Shin has given recitals in Berlin, London, and New York’s Carnegie Hall.