A smart, dashing performer with an industry buzz created as much by his charismatic presence as by his work at the keyboard…The full house gave Joo enthusiastic applause after each spoken introduction and did the same with a mighty shout, after each piece
Billboard

Joo brought a freshness of approach…That joy in communication is all too rare in professional music-making
The Times (UK)

Sensitivity and virtuosity aplomb
Washington Post

His excellent command of the instrument is put at the service of a fine sensibility and a quite personal voice
Richard Goode

Hyung-ki Joo is the perfect chamber-music pianist, one who is perfectly balanced with his colleagues and who has an imaginative response to the music he plays without drawing attention to himself
The Classical Source review

Highly accomplished
Gramophone

 A most engaging human being of great talent
Yehudi Menuhin