3 August 1988
Seoul, South Korea
|Residence||Manhattan, New York, United States|
|Alma mater||The Juilliard School|
Amadéus Leopold (born 3 August 1988) is an American classical music artist.
Early life and education
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. 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. He attended middle school at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica while taking violin lessons with Robert Lipsett at The Colburn School.
Leopold began his studies in New York at age 13 with Itzhak Perlman through The Perlman Music Program. 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. He attended Professional Children's School in Manhattan and continued his studies with Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School until 2009. 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.
Leopold adopted his current name in 2012, having been previously billed as Hahn-Bin.
Solo classical performances
- Grammy Awards, 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, Salute to Classical Music honoring Isaac Stern (2000)
- Musée du Louvre, Auditorium du Louvre (2008)
- Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall (2009)
- The Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater (2009)
- The Museum of Modern Art, Soliloquy for Andy Warhol (2011)
- Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium, New York Youth Symphony (2011)
- The Stone, Presented by Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson (2011)
- Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater (2011)
- The Museum of Modern Art, The Atrium, Tzigane (2011)
- Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (2012)
- Lincoln Center, Orchestra of St. Lukes, Alice Tully Hall (2012)
- LongLake Festival Lugano, Palazzo dei Congressi, Switzerland (2012)
- Latitude Festival, Presented by Royal Albert Hall, U.K. (2012)
- Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Australia (2012)
- UCLA, Center for the Art of Performance, Royce Hall (2013)
- Southbank Centre, Yoko Ono's Meltdown Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall (2013)
- Violinist Hahn-Bin: A New Name, A Modern Look — And A Very Old Sound | NPR NPR. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- Night Music. Weekly Wire. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
- Los Angeles Times | Violinist Hahn-Bin has an antidote for 'The Five Poisons'
- The Visual Violinist - WQXR The Visual Violinist. WQXR.
- HAZE | YesAsia YesAsia.com. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
- The New York Times | Back and Forth Between Old and New
- Louvre Museum | Hahn-Bin, violin
- The Washington Post | Virtuoso Makes Striking Terrace Debut
- MoMA | Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures
- The New York Times | Hahn-Bin Straddles Classical Music and Fashion
- NBC Today Show | Violin Prodigy is Viagra to Classical Music
- The Stone | Calendar
- Vogue.com | Art House
- Artforum.com | Take a Bow
- The Seattle Times | Violinist Hahn-Bin at home with Bowie, Tchaikovsky
- The New York Times | A Convergence of Blood, Sweat, Tears and Tchaikovsky
- The New York Times | Violinist With Flag, Film With Diva, Allegory of Aging
- Longlake Festival Lugano
- Royal Albert Hall | Hahn-Bin at the Latitude Festival
- Melbourne Festival | Till Dawn Sunday
- Amadéus Leopold | Southbank Centre