Bach’s Goldberg Variations with Minsoo Sohn, piano
An avid chamber musician, Sohn has performed with Aviv Quartet, Cecilia Quartet and Ysaÿe Quartet, Israel Camerata Woodwind Quintet and Gryphon Trio. In January 2010, he collaborated with Mark Morris Dance Group alongside Russell Sherman and the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music in the Boston premiere of Mozart Dances. Sohn’s notable interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations has been broadcast numerous times on CBC and NPR’s Performance Today.
In 2006, Sohn became the First Laureate of the Honens International Piano Competition and prior to that, he was top prize winner of several international competitions such as the Busoni, Cleveland, Rubinstein, Santander, and Queen Elizabeth competitions.
Born in Korea, Sohn began piano studies at age three. Later, he moved to Boston to study with Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun at New England Conservatory where he received his artist diploma in 2004. Previously on the faculty of Michigan State University, he currently lives in Korea and is a professor at the Korean National University of Arts.
J.S. BACH: The Goldberg Variations