The pianist and composer Hyung-ki Joo enraptures audiences with his jovial and contagious stage presence as well as his high-energy, virtuosic performance. The British pianist of South Korean heritage has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Warsaw Sinfonia and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Alongside piano performance, Hyung-ki Joo takes on various musical roles and develops special projects that present him as orchestra leader, communicator, arranger and composer. This season he appears as a conductor and pianist with groups including the Trondheim Soloists with the programme Keys Ringing and Strings Attached, which includes arrangements of works by Debussy as well as his own compositions based on works by Edvard Grieg. In 2020 he will lead the UNOF (Norwegian National Youth Orchestra) in his Haydn Seek programme, which brings the humour and elements of surprise in Haydn’s music to the fore. As a soloist, an invitation from the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santi Cecilia under Sakari Oramo is a high point of the current season.