Pianist Kun-Woo Paik

Kun-Woo Paik


Kun-Woo Paik who is born on March 10, 1946 in South Korea is a famous Pianist. The age of Kun-Woo Paik is 70 year old. The birth sign of Kun-Woo Paik is Pisces. Kun-Woo Paik has have thousand of fans and supporters in South Korea.

BirthdayMarch 10, 1946
Birth SignPisces
BirthplaceSouth Korea
About Kun Woo Paik

Kun-Woo Paik is a famous pianist working in South Korea. He started his career since he was just 10 with Korean National Orchestra performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. He next performed Maurice Ravel’s complete piano work at Lincoln Center followed by appearance at Carnegie Hall making his first international debut that brought him fame worldwide. Kun also went for performance with numerous Orchestras’ in his career as follows
• New York Philharmonic
• Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
• London Symphony Orchestra
• BBC Symphony Orchestra
• St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
• English Chamber Orchestra with many others.
His work of Prokofiev piano concerto received France’s Diapason d’Or in 1993 and Faure’s piano work also achieved many prizes of France. Further, he recorded 32 Beethovan piano sonatas for Decca in 2005. Some of his recorded work includes
• Scriabin’s Piano Works (1992)
• Rachmaninoff’s The 4 piano concertos (1992)
• J.S Bach ‘s Piano works in transcriptions by Busoni (2000)
• Hahn’s work for two pianos (2001)
• Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (2010)
• Brahms Intermezzi (2012) and many more.
He also served as Artistic Director of the Emerald Coast Music Festival in Dinard from 1993 to 2014. Kun currently resides in Paris with family and is preparing for Beethovan’s Piano Concerto No.3 to be held at David Geffan Hall in month of December, 2016.
He is the recipient of Naumburg International Piano Competition in 1971 and Order of Cultural Merit in 2010.

Kun Woo Paik Before Fame

He got married to Yoon Jeong-hee in 1976 and is father of daughter, Jin-hee Baik, who is working as violinist. He resides with family in Paris.


He is nicknamed as the truth-seeker on the piano and the pilgrim of music for his style and work.

Kun Woo Paik Family Life

He was born on 10th March, 1946 in Seoul. He started performing at the age of 10 with Korean National Orchestra. He completed his studies at The Juilliard School of New York with Rosina Lhevinne moving to London for study with Ilona Kabos. He also went to Italy with Wilhelm Kempff and Guido Agosti.

Associated With

He has collaborated with many renowned artists such as Vladimir Jurowski, Dmitri Kitayenko, Ivan Fischer, Long Yu, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Paavo Jarvi and many others.

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