Twenty-one year old Korean pianist Chang-Yong Shin is the winner of the First Prize in the 2016 Hilton Head International Piano Competition.

He has won prizes at competitions around the world.  He was the First Prize winner of the Kookmin Ilbo & Hansei University music competition (2005); Grand Prizes at the C.Bechstein & Samik music competition (2006), the Hankook Ilbo competition (2006), and the CBS competition (2008);  First Prize at the Ewha & Kyeonghyang competition (2008), Third Prize at the Chopin Junior competition and the Eumyeon competition in 2005.  In 2010, Mr. Shin won Third Prize and two special prizes (Romantic period and Master Class) at the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition in America.

Mr. Shin is also an accomplished chamber music performer.  He gave a chamber music recital at the invitation of the Kumho Art Hall, and joined the Young Artist Festival of Chamber Music as a member of a Korean chamber group.  Additionally, he performed recitals with his Curtis colleagues in Paris, Sarasota, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

Until 2011, he studied with Choong-Mo Kang at The Juilliard School and Ms. Mari Kwon, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, at the Dankook University in Korea.  Since then, he has been studying with Robert McDonald at the Curtis Institute of Music.  Mr. Shin will pursue a Masters degree at The Juilliard School beginning in September, 2016, also under the tutelage of Robert McDonald.