Young-Sun Jin was born in South Korea in 1982. She started learning the piano in her home country with Chul-Hee Yoon, and then continued at Berlin’s Hanns Eisler Conservatory with Birgitta Wollenweber. She currently studies at the Trossingen University of Music (Reinhard Becker, soloist) and the Stuttgart State University of Music and the Performing Arts (Florian Wiek, chamber music).
She was awarded several prizes in international piano competitions in Europe and the US, including the Thessaloniki Chamber Music Festival (first prize), the Heerlen Competition (second prize; no first prize was awarded) and the 2011 edition of the C. Bechstein Piano Competition of the Baden-Württemberg Conservatories (first prize).
Particular highlights of the young pianist’s career include the recitals given at Berlin’s Mendelssohn House and Hamburg’s C. Bechstein Center.
Photos: Jörg Tisken and Alfred Thiele