Gabriel Yeo


Gabriel Yeo (1998, Münster) started playing the piano when he was three years old. He took his first piano lessons with Annette Strootmann and then studied with piano teacher prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling from 2008 until his death in 2012. He studied under Vassilia Efstathiadou, prof. Matti Raekallio and prof. Jan Jiracek von Arnim in Hanover and Vienna from 2012 to 2016 and has been studying with prof. Bernd Goetzke in Hanover since October 2016.

Following numerous successes at junior-level competitions such as "Jugend musiziert", where Yeo achieved the maximum number of points possible at the national level several times, he won the GWK Music Prize in March 2015 as one of the youngest participants. Shortly afterwards, he won second place at the »VIII International Youth Music Award« (first place was not been awarded).

In September 2018, he came third at the "Concours International André Dumortier" in Leuze-en-Heinaut, Belgium, and won first prize at the 2018 "International Grotrian Piano Competition".

He also won second prize at the "TONALi19" competition, taking place in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

Gabriel has already played concerts at the Essen Philharmonic Hall, the Beethovenhaus Bonn, the State Theatre of Braunschweig, the Dusseldorf Tonhalle, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and the Cologne Philharmonic Hall.

He worked with orchestras like "Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen", the Philharmonie de Chambre Francaise and the Chapelle Musicale de Tournai. The young musician has furthered his education working with renowned piano teachers in Austria, Germany, Italy, South Korea and the Netherlands, including Peter Feuchtwanger, Dae-Jin Kim, Robert Levin and Arie Vardi.

Recently he gave a masterclass in Shenzhen, China.

From 2013 to 2014, Gabriel was also concert master of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the "Westfälische Schule für Musik" (Westphalian School of Music) in Münster as a violinist.

Yeo is a scholarship holder of the "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben" and of the "Cordes" Stiftung.

First round

S. Prokofiev: Sonata No. 4 op. 29 c minor
I. Allegro molto sostenuto
II. Andante assai
III. Allegro con brio, ma non leggiero

Final round

K. Szymanowski: Sonata A major No. 2 op. 21
I. Allegro assai
II. Allegretto tranquillo

J. Brahms: 7 Fantasien op. 116
I. Capriccio d minor Presto energico
II. Intermezzo a minor Andante
III. Capriccio g minor Allegro passionato
IV. Intermezzo E major Adagio
V. Intermezzo e minor Andante con grazia ed intimissimo sentimento
VI. Intermezzo E major Andantino teneramente
VII. Capriccio d minor Allegro agitato