Beyond the Practice Room

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Institutions where Hyung-ki Joo has taught include:

– ECMA- European Chamber Music Academy
– International Summer Academy (isa), Austria
– Mount Royal University, Canada
– Sibelius Academy, Finland
– Youth Piano Academy, Finland
– Beethoven Festival Bonn, Germany
– Seoul Arts High School, Korea
– Musikene, Spain
– Guildhall School of Music, London, UK
– Yehudi Menuhin School, UK
– Manhattan School of Music, New York, USA
– NYU (New York University), New York, USA
– San Francisco Conservatory of Music, USA
– UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, USA
– Yale University, USA

Besides being a brilliant and imaginative musician, Mr. Joo has a natural talent for making young people open up and bring out the best of themselves. He is able to use state of the art skills in pedagogy and group dynamics without letting anybody feel anything else but fun in and with the music. I was very impressed by his work with our students and I will be happy to have him back!

Johannes Meissl Artistic Director of ISA-International Summer Academy of MDW (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and Director of the Haydn Institute for Chamber Music at MDW.

Hyung-ki Joo gave an informative and engaging workshop for our students through our career development series. He spoke about his career path and answered questions about success, business decisions, and musical growth. As one of our most active alumni, it was an inspiration for our students to hear about his experiences and to get the chance to interact with him.

John K. Blanchard 
Director of Alumni Affairs, Manhattan School of Music

Before attending Mr. Joo’s workshop, I was depressed and grief-stricken dealing with personal tragedies that included deaths in the family. At that time, I could only see a hopeless future and unhappiness in music. I then took part in Mr. Joo’s master workshop, and it not only gave me light and hope but I discovered a new world of possibilities and found meaning and confidence to continue my life with music. In short, I took Mr. Joo’s workshop twice, and he taught me more powerfully than anyone before how everything is possible through the power of imagination, and those precious hours with him has transformed my life.”

Juanlu Pelles Two-time participant of Joo’s Beyond the Practice Room.