Amadeus Leopold (the artist formerly known as Hahn-Bin)
The avant-pop classical violinist Amadeus Leopold was born in Seoul, Korea in 1987, and began playing the violin at the age of five. He made his international debut at the Grammy Awards at age twelve, eliciting a standing ovation from the legendary Isaac Stern. Following his graduation from The Juilliard School and a decade of study with the eminent Itzhak Perlman at The Perlman Music Program, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall in October 2009 as the recipient of the YCA Peter Marino Concert Prize. The New York Times called his debut "inspired, bracing, and innovative." HAHN-BIN launched The Renaissance of Classical Music in March 2010, a project which aims to bring the quarantined musical genre into mainstream culture.
What They Say
The New York Times "Dazzling, genuinely provocative takes on classical music as performance art."
i-D Magazine "This is world-class, history-defining talent."
Itzhak Perlman "He is an extremely talented violinist who is very, very individual. He combines music with drama and a visual element. It's very personal to him. When an artist feels it that personally, the audience does, too."