Born 1991 in South Korea, pianist Shihyun Lee has won the first prize and special award for the best interpretation on the commissioned work (by Kit Armstrong) at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Competition of the German conservatories. She has gained experience with numerous orchestras in her home country and gave her international debut with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin presenting Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s first piano concerto.
In the past year she has won the second prize at the Artur Schnabel Competition in Berlin – without there being an awarded first prize.
As a student of Markus Groh’s masterclass she has appeared on the broadcast “Die Absolventen” on rbb Kulturradio Germany.
Being a scholar, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University under Hie-Yon Choi and Jinson Kim. Since 2014, Lee is studying at the Berlin University of Arts with Markus Groh and has recently been admitted for the concert exam. She is being supported by a scholarship of the “Ad Infinitum Foundation” by the German Academic Exchange Service.
2010 Lee was awarded with the Grand Prix at the Beethoven Competition Seoul; 2011 she attained the third prize at the Chopin Competition Seoul.