Taeguk Mun
Korea, °1994
CELLO 2022 : Laureate
Taeguk Mun studied at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School in New York under Minhye Clara Kim before obtaining his bachelor’s at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he was taught by Laurence Lesser. He is currently perfecting his art at the University of Southern California under the guidance of Marcy Rosen and Ralph Kirshbaum. He has won first prize at various competitions, including the Pablo Casals competition in 2014, the Andre Navarra International Cello Competition, and the National Sung-Jung Competition in Korea. He is also a laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition and of the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. Taeguk Mun has performed with orchestras such as the St Petersburg Academic Philharmonia, the Hungarian Radio Symphony, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Korean Symphony Orchestra. His first album was released in 2019 on the Warner Classics label. He received the Janos Starker Award in 2016 and was an artist in residence at the Kumho Art Hall in 2017.


2021 - : Marcy Rosen
2020 - 2020 : Hannah Roberts
2018 - : Ralph Kirshbaum
2012 - 2016 : Laurence Lesser
2007 - 2012 : Minhye Clara Kim
1999 - 2007 : Young Rim Yang


2020 - : Graduate Certificate, University of Southern California
2018 - 2020 : Master of Music, University of Southern California
2012 - 2016 : Bachelor of Music, New England Conservatory


2021 : Ulsan Culture and Arts Center, Ulsan City Cultural Foundation, Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra, Julian Kovachev
2021 : Seoul Arts Center, Korean Symphony, Korean Symphony orchestra, Arman Tigranyan
2021 : Seoul Arts Center, Credia International, Dong Hyek Lim
2021 : Amphitheater, Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, International Music Foundation, Chicago, Lillia Wooschlager


2019 : 4th, The 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition
2014 : 1st, 2014 Pablo Casals International Cello Competition
2011 : 1st, The 6th Andre Navarra International Cello Competition
Final 2022 : Taeguk Mun - Schumann
Semi-final 2022 : Taeguk Mun - recital
Semi-final 2022 : Taeguk Mun - concerto
First round 2022 : Taeguk Mun
Final (30/05/2022)
Jörg Widmann 5 Albumblätter
Robert Schumann Concerto in A minor op. 129
Taeguk Mun, cello
Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane Denève

Récital (19/05/2022)

Daan Janssens Wie aus der Ferne
György Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello
Fryderyk Chopin Sonata in G minor op. 65
Taeguk Mun, cello
Noreen Polera, pianist accompanist

Concerto (16/05/2022)

Joseph Haydn Concerto n. 2 in D major Hob. VIIb:2
Taeguk Mun, cello
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Vahan Mardirossian
First round (09/05/2022)
Eugène Ysaÿe Grave (Sonata for solo cello in C minor op. 28)
Luigi Boccherini Sonata in G major G. 15
Paul Hindemith Phantasiestück op. 8/2
Taeguk Mun, cello
Karel Steylaerts, cellist accompanist
Noreen Polera, pianist accompanist
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The Competition's CD's
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