Born in Suwon, Korea, Yoonsook Song began to play the piano at the age of four.
A recipient of the prestigious University Fellowship, she studied with professor
Jaehee Hyun at Sejong University in Seoul, Korea where she graduated magna cum
laude. During her tenure at Sejong University, she performed several recitals every
year, and in particular was invited to perform at the “2008 Debut Concert” for the
most talented pianists of the area in Seoul.
Her successful performances reinforced her passions and interests in piano music,
which led to an entrance to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of
Music, where she received a master’s degree in piano performance under the
direction of renowned pianist, Dr. John Steele Ritter. She also holds a master’s
degree in piano pedagogy and performance at the Ohio University.
Dr.Song has received numerous prizes and awards for her performances, including
The Piano Society of Korea Competition, Ohio University Soloist Competition and
the OhioMTA Graves Piano Competition. She also became a winner at the
University of Georgia Concerto Competition, GeorgiaMTA Competition, Grand
Prize International Competition, Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition,
Ischia International Piano Competition, The United States International Duo Piano
Competition and American Prize in Piano Concerto. She was also one of the
finalists at International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, Pro-Mozart
Competition and Noir Orchestra International Concerto Competition.
More recently, Dr. Song completed her doctoral degree in piano performance at the
University of Georgia. She has taught at Piedmont College as an Instructor of Music and
also taught private lessons for pre-college and adult students through the Community
Music School at UGA.