Amadéus Leopold

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Amadeus Leopold
BornHanbin Yoo
(1988-08-03) 3 August 1988 (age 30)
Seoul, South Korea
ResidenceManhattan, New York, United States
Alma materThe Juilliard School
  • Musician

Amadéus Leopold (born 3 August 1988) is an American classical music artist.

Early life and education[edit]

Born Hanbin Yoo in Seoul, Leopold began playing the violin at age five and made his orchestral debut five years later with the Seoul Philharmonic.[1] He immigrated to the U.S. at age 11 and the following year made his international debut in Los Angeles at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards as the solo performer chosen to honor Isaac Stern. He was subsequently awarded the loan of Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu from the Stradivari Society of Chicago and made his concerto debut appearances with the Pacific Symphony and the San Diego Symphony in Southern California.[2] He attended middle school at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica while taking violin lessons with Robert Lipsett at The Colburn School.[3]

Leopold began his studies in New York at age 13 with Itzhak Perlman through The Perlman Music Program.[4] At 14, he recorded a recital disc titled Haze for Universal Music Korea, featuring works for violin and piano by Arvo Pärt, Leoš Janáček, and Francis Poulenc.[5] He attended Professional Children's School in Manhattan and continued his studies with Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School until 2009.[3] As first-prize winner at the 49th Annual Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he made his New York recital debut at Zankel Hall in October 2009.[6]

Leopold adopted his current name in 2012, having been previously billed as Hahn-Bin.[1]

Solo classical performances[edit]


  1. ^ a b Violinist Hahn-Bin: A New Name, A Modern Look — And A Very Old Sound | NPR NPR. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  2. ^ Night Music Archived 18 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine.. Weekly Wire. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Los Angeles Times | Violinist Hahn-Bin has an antidote for 'The Five Poisons'
  4. ^ The Visual Violinist - WQXR The Visual Violinist. WQXR.
  5. ^ HAZE | YesAsia Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b The New York Times | Back and Forth Between Old and New
  7. ^ Louvre Museum | Hahn-Bin, violin
  8. ^ The Washington Post | Virtuoso Makes Striking Terrace Debut
  9. ^ MoMA | Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures
  10. ^ The New York Times | Hahn-Bin Straddles Classical Music and Fashion
  11. ^ NBC Today Show | Violin Prodigy is Viagra to Classical Music
  12. ^ The Stone | Calendar
  13. ^ " | Art House". Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  14. ^ | Take a Bow
  15. ^ The Seattle Times | Violinist Hahn-Bin at home with Bowie, Tchaikovsky
  16. ^ The New York Times | A Convergence of Blood, Sweat, Tears and Tchaikovsky
  17. ^ The New York Times | Violinist With Flag, Film With Diva, Allegory of Aging
  18. ^ Longlake Festival Lugano
  19. ^ "Royal Albert Hall | Hahn-Bin at the Latitude Festival". Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  20. ^ "Melbourne Festival | Till Dawn Sunday". Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  21. ^ Amadéus Leopold | Southbank Centre

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