The Influence and Inspiration from Baroque to Romantic

Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
Event time
31 Oct 2021

Enjoy a piano recital by Yoon Seok Shin. The word ‘Foundling’ is applied to babies that have been abandoned by their parents and discovered and cared for by others. Yoon felt J. S. Bach was a must for this programme at the Museum, since he was an orphan himself. Bach fathered 20 children over his lifetime and was a great father. He was a father musically too, in terms of his influence on following generations. Chopin and Liszt were greatly influenced by Mozart, Schubert and Bach, with compositional techniques all derived from their predecessors.

Having won several major international and national competitions and awards, South Korean born British pianist Yoon Seok (John) Shin is much in demand and has developed a busy international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician across the Europe, Asia and in the United Kingdom giving over 50 concerts each year. Praised by many acclaimed critics with his poised, polished and innovative performances, Mr. Shin is currently a Young Steinway Artist and an official artist of T&B Entertainment (South Korea).

Roundhouse, Camden
The Roundhouse is a venue and youth arts charity rooted in Camden. They work with thousands of young people each year to improve their lives through creativity. They run year-round projects for 11–30-year-olds - ranging from school music projects to accelerator programmes for creative entrepreneurs.
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