Amadéus Leopold

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Amadeus Leopold
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Born Hanbin Yoo
(1988-08-03) 3 August 1988 (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
Residence Manhattan, New York, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater The 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]


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