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Sunkyung Noh

Sunkyung Noh was born in South Korea and at the age of 16 she began to play the organ. She studied in Korea with Won Kim and Hye-sun Park and studied at Yonsei University with Prof. Dong-ill Shin. From 2018 she studied two master's degrees in organ and claviorganum at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg with Prof. Wolfgang Zerer and harpsichord with Prof. Menno Van Delft. Since autumn 2022 she has been studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy" in Leipzig in the meisterclass with Prof. Martin Schmeding. 


During her undergraduate years, she won first prize in the general division at the Korea Organist Association Competition and first prize at the Catholic University of Korea Church Music Conservatory. Since then, she has been the youngest finalist in the international competition "Asia Organ Competition by the AGO Taiwan Chapter" and she proved her competence by winning second place. During her undergraduate years, she was selected several times as an academic excellence scholarship student and she was also awarded a Yonsei University College of Music Alumni Association Scholarship. She was recognized as a talent related to the Korea Academic Scholarship Foundation's Vision for Excellence in the Arts, and she was awarded a full tuition scholarship.


She has continued her active performance activities since her undergraduate days, such as Incheon Elim Art Center, Yonsei University Church Music Concert, Torch Mission Center Organ Rookie Concert, Korean Church Music Association Rookie Concert. In addition, she has participated in the masterclasses of world-renowned performers (Ludger Lohmann, Olivier Latry, Arvid Gast und Leo van Doeselaar, etc.) and has accumulated various techniques and playing styles. She has won various awards not only in Korea but also in international competitions. In 2022, she won second prize at the International Schnitger Competition 2022 in the Netherlands, and in the fall of that year she won the 6. International Buxtehude Orgel Wettbewerb in Lübeck, where she became the first Korean to win the prize1st place. And in January 2023, as the first Asian winner at the International Mendelssohn Competition (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Wettbewerb), which boasts a tradition of more than 100 years, she received the first prize and the Contemporary Work Interpretation Award and 2023 July Interpretation First Prize and Gold Medal at 32nd St Albans International Organ Competition.

She continues her lively performances throughout Germany and in various European countries such as the Netherlands and Belgium. In particular, she has accumulated a lot of performance experience as a center of baroque North German music. In addition to that, she has performed with the orchestra at the world-famous Gewandhouse and guest performances at the Essen Philharmonic. In Winter 2023, she plans her solo debut album.

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