Isaac Seo

Isaac Seo is a Canadian conductor and pianist. He is currently music director of the Seohan Orchestra and the Toronto Korean Canadian Choir. Also, appearing as guest conductor and a piano pedagogue. He was admitted to International Chopin competition and Queen Elizabeth competition. For a decade, he worked as an accompanist under number of conductor’s in New York City and became the musical director of the St. Timothy Church of Toronto in 2018.

He audited Maestro Uri Myer’s Doctoral Conducting Classes at the University of Toronto. Isaac became the music director of Toronto Korean Canadian Choir TKCC, and he founded his own professional orchestral ensemble, Seohan Orchestra. Also serving as a guest conductor to OYMI youth orchestra. Isaac actively adjudicates music competitions and give Master Classes. 

Isaac has studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Montreal University, Conservatory de Belgium. He received the Bachelors degree at the Juilliard School and Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Isaac’s musical mentors includes, Peter Longworth, Marc Durand, John Perry, Leon Fleisher, Jacques Rouvier, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Evegeny Moguilevsky, Phillip Kawin, Andre Laplante, Anton Kuerti, Alfred Brendel and Martha Argerich. Isaac’s solo piano career has led him tour major halls in Paris, Rome, New York, Belgium, Atri, Toronto, Montreal and more.

As a Piano Pedagogue, his pupils have won prizes from Pre-college concerto competition in NYC, CMC (Canadian Music Competition) in Toronto, Lincoln Center Debut competition in NYC, Junior-Bachauer in Utah, Kiwanis Music festival, OYMI and a $10,000 Scholarship from the National Young Arts Foundation Competition in the United States. His students have appeared as soloists with orchestras in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Toronto.