A ‘power-driven’ pianist from South Korea is to entertain music lovers in Sheffield.
Hyuk Namkoong has been playing piano from a very young age and is returning to several venues including Sheffield Cathedral.
Mr Namkoong had a varied childhood, being born in South Korea and raised in Bahrain, as well as eventually attending the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he received a degree in music.
At a young age, he had already won multiple piano-based awards, including the Best Pianist award and the Most Promising Bahrain-Based Musician award in 2010.
He had also been invited to play at the Second Aegaeon Art International Festival in Greece and even performed at the Winners Concert in the Crescendo Summer Institute in Hungary in 2014.
Due to his Korean heritage, Mr Hyuk Namkoong had to serve compulsory military service after finishing his time at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
This led directly to him playing in front of the general of the Republic of Korea army.
He played at multiple venues across the city and is returning to many in the next few weeks.
These include Sheffield Cathedral on 15 March, the Upper Chapel on 18 March and Café#9 on 24 April.
Namkoong’s full schedule can be found here: https://www.hyuknamkoong-pianist.com/schedule