Soo-Yeon Ham was born in 1985 in Seoul, Korea. She began her piano studies at the age of six, continuing her studies with Minja Shin on scholarship at Sunwha Arts School and Sunwha Arts High School from 1998 to 2004. In 2004 she commenced her studies at the Seoul National Universitv with Professor Hyoung-Joon Chang, graduating in 2008 with Top Honours.
She was awarded First Prize at the International Piano Academy in Scotland Competition (Glasgow, UK) and Third Prize at the China Shanghai International Piano Competition. She has also won numerous national competitions in her native Korea, including Second Prize at the 47th Dong-A Music Competition. She has performed with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, the St Petersburg Radio Broadcast Orchestra, Royal Irish Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra and Sunwha Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also given numerous recitals including the Yamaha Rising Artist Concert Series, Kumho Young Artist Concert Series, Chosun Ilbo Rising Artist Concert Series and a recital at the Seoul National University.
Soo-Yeon currently studies with John O`Conor and Therese Fahy at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.