Ick-Choo Moon – South Korea
Ick-Choo Moon is the recipient of numerous awards including the Concours Musical International de Montréal and Concours de Gene`ve, and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition at the Juilliard School. In 1989, he gave a critically acclaimed New York recital debut at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as winner of the William Petschek Award. Since making his US debut with the Minnesota Orchestra under S. Skrowaczewski, Moon has performed in many countries including Canada, the UK, Russia, Japan and Korea. He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and at Indiana University with G. Sebők, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees with highest distinction. He received his doctor of musical arts degree from the Juilliard School, where he worked with S. Gorodnitzki. Currently Professor Emeritus of Piano at Seoul National University in Korea, Moon has also taught at UCLA and at the University of Southern California. He has taught and performed at the Brevard Music Center, the Chautauqua Institute, Festival MusicAlp in France and at numerous festivals in Korea. He has also been a jury member in several international competitions, such as the Cleveland, Franz Liszt, Seoul, and Honens competitions etc.