Jongdo An is a winner of the prestigious Marguerite Long-Thibaud International Piano Competition 2012 in Paris. After the Grand Prix and two more 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 began concert series around the world with the great success of audience and critics.
Jongdo An’s great international successes includes appearances in many solo recitals in the world leading concert stages such as Salle Gaveau Paris, Wiener Konzerthaus, Philharmonie Gasteig Munich, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, NDR Radio Philharmonie, and St. Petersburg Philharmonie. He performed with highly recognized orchestras such as London Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a regular invited guest at the leading international festivals in Europe including 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.
In Korea, Jongdo An performed joint concerts with KBS Philharmonic Orchestra, Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra and Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra. Chosen as Kumho Rising Star 2016, he continues to meet audiences on solo recitals and chamber music concerts.
Recently, enthusiasm of baroque music encouraged him to study harpsichord since 2018 at University of Arts of Berlin with Prof. Carsten Lohff. In 2018, he found the international ‘Klangakademie Hamburg’, the masterclass and the music festival for pianists, which brings back the forgotten dialogue between pianists and piano manufacturers as well as invites the young talented international musicians to the place of their musical exchange.
"Les qualités particulières du jeune pianiste apparaissent sans cesse dans ses interprétations : il a la faculté de mêler tendresse et lucidité puissante dans sa façon de retranscrire les impressions du compositeur et permet au public de se perdre et de se laisser porter par le flot musical“
- Heidi Siegel, nov. 2014, Ruhr Nachrichten