So-Mang Jeagal

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piano/South Korea

Three-time Beverly Hills National Auditions winner, So-Mang is in demand in Southern California as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative artist. As Grand Prize winner in the 61st Washington International Competition So-Mang Jeagal was awarded $10,000, a concerto appearance at the Kennedy Center, and a solo recital on the prestigious Phillips Collection Recital Series. So-Mang also won the 2014 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, presenting a solo recital at the Liszt Museum in Budapest, Hungary. He performed in many international music festivals and concert series at major concert halls, such as Salzburger Schloss Konzerte of Austria, Konzerthaus of Germany, La Madeleine of France, Seoul Arts Center, J. F. Kennedy Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall. A winner of several national and international competitions, Mr. Jeagal is a recipient of the Grand Prize at the Korea Music Foundation Competition and the First Prize at the Dong-A Music Competition and Asia-Pacific Young Artist Competition. Born in Daegu, South Korea, he began studying the piano at the age of five and gave his debut recital at the age of eleven. He attended the prestigious performing arts high school in Korea, Seoul Arts High School, and received the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees with highest honors from the Seoul National University. He received Artist Diploma at the Thornton School of Music of USC as a full scholarship student under Professor Kevin Fitz-Gerald, and has participated in masterclasses with eminent concert pianists including Leon Fleisher, Murray Perahia, and John O’Conor.