In 2017 JeungBeum Sohn became the first Korean pianist to win the 1st prize at Munich ARD International Music Competition. He distinguishes himself with his powerful and impeccable technic with mature and sincere musical sense.
Further awards include the George Enescu International Competition and 9th International German Piano Award in Frankfurt am Main. Also he received the Minister prize from Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea which is given to talented people who have honored Korea.
His creative interpretation along with the various colors of his play have captured hearts of many. His achievements from the competitions allowed him to collaborate with the most distinguished musicians and concert venues in Europe.
JeungBeum started to play the piano at the age of 4 and had his first stage appearance at the age of 8. His bright musical talent was recognized from the early stage by winning numerous piano competitions. He successfully made his concerto debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 13.
16 years old, JeungBeum entered the Korean National University of Arts to continue his piano studies and graduated under the guidance of Choongmo Kang. Since 2012, he studied with Arnulf von Arnim from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich where he obtained his Masters´ degree followed by the concert diploma at the Musikhochschule Münster.
JeungBeum has worked with numerous renowned orchestras including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Munich Chamber Orchestra at Gasteig hall in Munich, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Colloquium Musicum Basel Orchestra as well as the Korean Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Sir Ralf Gothóni with Mozart Piano Concertos Series.
Recently, Jeung Beum performed several recitals in renowed concert halls such as the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, the Klavier-Festival Ruhr followed by performances in the major cities such as Berlin, Dresden. Munich, Münster, Stuttgart and Weimar in Germany, Busoni Piano Festival and Cervo Festinal in Italy, Flagey in Belgien.