Jongdo An is a winner of the prestigious Marguerite Long-Thibaud International Piano Competition 2012 in Paris. After winning the Grand Prix and two additional great prizes ' Prix SAS le Prince Albert II de Monaco' for the best Recital and ' Prix SACEM' for the best interpretation of modern music, he has been performing numerous concerts around the world with great enthusiasm from the audience and critics.
Jongdo An has been making successful international appearances in many solo recitals in world’s leading concert stages such as Salle Gaveau Paris, Opéra Comique Paris, Wiener Konzerthaus, Philharmonie Gasteig Munich, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, NDR Radio Philharmonie, St. Petersburg Philharmonie, and National broadcasting radios of France, Denmark and Germany.
His extensive concert repertoires attest to his exceptional musical maturity. He performed with highly recognized orchestras in the world. Some of them are London Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Kielce Symphony Orchestra, Capella Istropolitana, and Kaliningrad Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is regularly invited to leading international festivals in Europe as a guest artist such as Salzburg Festspiele Austria, Les Pianos Folie France, Pianoforte Fest Meissen Germany, Musical Olympus Festival Russia, Fete de la Musique Geneva Switzerland, and George Enescu Festival Romania.
Jongdo An is also well known for his passion in chamber music. He has been diligently performing duo recitals with German violinist Liv Migdal for several years. In 2016, he was invited to perform at the celebration concert of 25th anniversary of Weimarer Dreieck (France-Germany-Poland Forum) and was highly recognized by international leaders and diplomats.
In Korea, Jongdo An performed joint concerts with KBS Philharmonic Orchestra, Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra and Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra. His performance of Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 with Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra under maestro Chi Yong Chung received a huge applause by critics and audiences. Chosen as Kumho Rising Star 2016, he continues to meet audiences on solo recitals and chamber music concerts.
As an artist of Steinway Prize Winner Concerts, he recorded Scarlatti and Rameau at Steinway Headquarters.
Recently, his enthusiasm on baroque music encouraged him to study harpsichord at University of Arts in Berlin with Prof. Carsten Lohff since 2018.
In 2018, he founded the international ‘Klangakademie Hamburg’, a master class and the music festival for pianists, which brings back the forgotten dialogue between pianists and piano manufacturers.
Young talented international musicians are invited to this Klangakademie for their musical exchange and inspiration.
Jongdo An’s musical progression reaches further as he attempts more than a concert pianist. He writes a monthly column in Chosun Economy Magazine about European history and corelated classical music.
He is a regional director of Steinway Concert Series Korea and music director for Klangakademie Hamburg, Germany.
Recognized for his distinguished achievements, he was honored with grand awards such as Culture Prize awarded by Korean National Assembly, Seoul Music Prize awarded by Seoul Education Broadcasting, and Grand Prize (for music) Korea Creation Culture Art Award.
In 2020, he proudly takes a role of Artistic Director in Art Center Incheon, the second largest concert hall in Korea, and gives a series of Matinee concerts throughout the year.