Korean-American pianist Seoyon MacDonald enjoys an innovative and cultured musical career; one marked by her consistency of refinement and musical ingenuity. Equally sought after as a soloist and collaborative pianist, Ms. MacDonald has appeared on concert stages internationally in the United States, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, France, and Korea. She is a co-founder of the Boston Art Song Society, one of the pioneering art song companies in the United States and is an active vocal coach and song recitalist currently based in New York City.
Highlights of the 2018-19 season include performances in Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center, WQXR New York Public Radio, SongStudio at Carnegie, Liederabend and Sonatabend at The Juilliard School performing works by Chopin, de Falla, Schubert, Libby Larsen, Joan Tower, George Walker and more. Ms. MacDonald is also currently a member of the contemporary ensemble AXIOM at The Juilliard School and will be performing a work by Oliver Knussen in the Peter J. Sharp Theater this October. Most recently, Ms. MacDonald was a vocal collaborative piano fellow at the Aspen Music Festival this past summer. Other festival appearances include performances at the Franz Schubert Institut in Austria and SongFest at The Colburn School.
As a collaborator, Ms. MacDonald founded the Northwestern Trio in 2012, which won the MTNA state division and received Runner-up at the Regional Competition. As a soloist, she was the youngest winner of the University of Northwestern – Saint Paul concerto competition performing Beethoven’s Concerto in C minor alongside the university’s orchestra in 2011.