Seoyon MacDonald

Korean pianist Seoyon MacDonald enjoys an innovative and cultured musical career; one marked by her consistency of refinement and musical ingenuity.

In 2012, MacDonald founded the Northwestern Trio and competed at the MTNA String Ensemble Competition, performing Brahms' Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op.114, and Muczynski's Fantasy Trio. MacDonald's ensemble won the state division and received runner-up at the regional competition in Lawrence, Kansas

In 2010, Mrs. MacDonald won the University of Northwestern -- St. Paul concerto competition as a sophomore, playing Beethoven’s Concerto in C minor, which she later performed in concert with the University’s orchestra.

Seoyon has served as a staff pianist at the MacPhail Center for Music, the Minnesota Opera Summer Outreach Camp, and First Free Evangelical Church of Maplewood, Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Northwestern – Saint Paul. Her instructors include Olga Petrovna, Flora Gadelevna, Barbara Rogers, and Claudia Chen.