Sohyun Ahn Pianist

Biography

Pianist Sohyun Ahn

Sohyun was named the Best Performer of the Year by Eumak-Chunchu, South Korea’s leading classical music journal and has been described as a “an absolute master“ by New York Concert Review. She has been invited to perform in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Iceland, Japan, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, South Korea and the United States. Recently she made her Chicago Cultural Center debut on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series.

Her Performance

In the States, her performance venues include Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Klavierhaus, Dimenna Center, Beethoven Haus, Bechstein Hall, Hubbard Recital Hall, Julliard School, Hunter College, Concordia College, Union Theological Seminary, Trinity Church, Saint Paul’s Chapel, InterChurch, Central Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church in New York City. She has also performed at Rutgers University, St. Elizabeth College, All Saints Episcopal Church, Madison Grace Church, Kirkpatrick Church, NV Hall, Nous Theater in New Jersey, An Die Musik in Baltimore, Bates Recital Hall at the University of Texas at Austin and Chicago Cultural Center.

 

Her performances include appearances with the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Baroque Orchestra, Royal Scottish Academy Orchestra, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Tutti Orchestra and the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra.  She was also a guest soloist at the concert honoring the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth at the Sejong Art Center. Her performances and interviews have been broadcast nationally in South Korea on EBS-TV and live broadcast on Chicago’s classical station WFMT.

 

Sohyun is also a chamber musician, performed with renowned instrumentalists, such as violist Eunsik Choi, Cellist Marion Feldman among others.  She worked closely with New York Westside Opera, New Jersey Concert Opera, Pineda Lyric Opera, and performed over twenty complete opera productions from Mozart to Wagner.

 

Her performance credentials are further enhanced through prize winnings in international and national piano competitions, including the RSAMD Bach Competition, the Governor’s Recital Competition, the Daejeon Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the Yongpyung Music Festival Concerto Competition, the New York Trinity Church Concert Audition, the International Asahi-Breweries Music Foundation Competition, the Yewon Music Competition. She was a finalist for the Dudley International Competition, and received the semi-finalist award from the Vianna da Motta International Competition.

 

In 2017, her Mozart Sonatas CD is released in Classic Art Label and reviewed by New York Concert Review as “a perfectly balanced, crystalline performance.

Her Studies

Sohyun received her Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Masters degrees with distinction from the Royal Scottish Conservatory and Tokyo Geidai Academy, and a Professional Studies Degree from Manhattan School of Music.  Her teachers include Daniel Epstein, Marc Silverman, late Danielle Martin, Philip Jenkins, Klaus Schilde, Kakuno Yu and Okhee Lee.  She has continued her study in inspiring public masterclasses with Richard Good, Menahem Pressler, Klaus Hellwig, John O’Conor, Dmitiri Alexeev, Martino Tirimo, Erika Kilche and Anton Nel.

Sohyun was named the BestPerformer of the Year by Eumak-Chunchu, South Korea’s leading classical music journal and has been described as a “ dynamo….with panache and glittering clarity, …with fluid and accurate. “ by New Jersey Classical Society Review. She has been invited to perform in Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Iceland, Japan, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, South Korea and the United States.

Her Performance

Her Performance

In the States, her performance venues include Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Klavierhaus, Dimenna Center, Beethoven Haus, Bechstein Hall, Hubbard Recital Hall, Hunter College, Concordia College, Union Theological Seminary, Central Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church in New York City. She has frequently featured at Trinity Wall Street Concert Series, Interchurch Concert Series, Roeliff Jansen Library Series, Nyack Library Series, Fort Lee Library Series and the Bernard Township Library Series. She has also performed at Rutgers University, St. Elizabeth College, All Saints Episcopal Church, Madison Grace Church, Kirkpatrick Church, NV Hall, Nous Theater in New Jersey, An Die Musik in Baltimore, Bates Recital Hall at the University of Texas at Austin. As solo recitalist, orchestral soloist, and chamber musician, she has performed with Royal Scottish Academy Orchestra, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Baroque Orchestra, the Seoul Tutti Orchestra and the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra. Her performances and interviews have been broadcast nationally in South Korea on EBS-TV.

She was also a guest soloist at the concert honoring the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth at the Sejong Art Center.
Her performance credentials are further enhanced through prize winnings in international and national piano competitions, including the RSAMD Bach Competition, the Governor’s Recital Competition, the DaeJeon Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the YongPyong Music Festival Concerto Competition, the NY Trinity Church Concert One Audition, the International Asahi-Breweries Music Foundation Competition, the Yewon Music Competition and the Yukyung Music Competition. She was a finalist for the Dudley International Competition, and received the semi-finalist award from the Vianna da Motta International Competition.

Sohyun also has a vast operatic repertoire. She has performed over twenty complete opera productions from Mozart to Puccini, with New York Westside Opera, New Jersey Concert Opera, Pineda Lyric Opera among others.

She was also a guest soloist at the concert honoring the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth at the Sejong Art Center.
Her performance credentials are further enhanced through prize winnings in international and national piano competitions, including the RSAMD Bach Competition, the Governor’s Recital Competition, the DaeJeon Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the YongPyong Music Festival Concerto Competition, the NY Trinity Church Concert One Audition, the International Asahi-Breweries Music Foundation Competition, the Yewon Music Competition and the Yukyung Music Competition. She was a finalist for the Dudley International Competition, and received the semi-finalist award from the Vianna da Motta International Competition.

Sohyun also has a vast operatic repertoire. She has performed over twenty complete opera productions from Mozart to Puccini, with New York Westside Opera, New Jersey Concert Opera, Pineda Lyric Opera among others.

Her Studies

Her Studies

Sohyun received her Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Masters degrees with distinction from the Royal Scottish Conservatory and Tokyo Geidai Academy, and a Professional Studies Degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

Her teachers include Daniel Epstein, Marc Silverman, late Danielle Martin, Philip Jenkins, Klaus Schilde, Kakuno Yu and Okhee Lee. She has continued her study in inspiring public masterclasses with great musicians such as Richard Good, Menahem Pressler, Klaus Hellwig, John OConor, Dmitri Alexeev, Maritino Tirimo, Anton Nel and Erika Kilche. Sohyun lives in New York City.

Sohyun received her Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Masters degrees with distinction from the Royal Scottish Conservatory and Tokyo Geidai Academy, and a Professional Studies Degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

Her teachers include Daniel Epstein, Marc Silverman, late Danielle Martin, Philip Jenkins, Klaus Schilde, Kakuno Yu and Okhee Lee. She has continued her study in inspiring public masterclasses with great musicians such as Richard Good, Menahem Pressler, Klaus Hellwig, John OConor, Dmitri Alexeev, Maritino Tirimo, Anton Nel and Erika Kilche. Sohyun lives in New York City.

Calendar

Sep. 29th Saturday 3pm

Solo Recital

Private Concert,

Fellowship Village, Basking Ridge, NJ

Program: Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert

Oct.1st 2018 Monday 1pm

Solo Recital

Bernard Township Library Series, Basking Ridge, NJ

Westminster Hall, Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church

https://www.bernardslibrary.org

Program: Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert

Oct 3rd 2018 Wednesday 12pm

Solo Recital

InterChurch Concert Series,

InterChurch, New York City

http://interchurch-center.org/concert-series/

Program: Schubert

Oct. 4th 2018 Thursday 7pm

Solo Recital

Geneva Conservatory Concert Series

First Baptist Church, New York City

Program: Mozart and more

Oct.7th 2018 Sunday 3pm

Solo Recital

Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Dallas, TX

www.muphiepsilondallas.org

Program: Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert

Mar. 18th 2019 Monday 1pm

Duo Recital with Violinist Jee Sun Lee

Bernard Township Library Series, Basking Ridge, NJ

Westminster Hall, Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church

https://www.bernardslibrary.org

Program: Beethoven, Brahms and Piazzolla

April 10th 2018 Wednesday 12pm

Duo Recital with Violinist Jee Sun Lee

InterChurch Concert Series,

http://interchurch-center.org/concert-series

Program: Beethoven, Brahms and Piazzolla

Saturday, March 11th at 6pm

at First Baptist Church, NYC

with Violinist Julie Lawrence

Sunday, April 9th at 2pm

at James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, NYC

with Violinist Julie Lawrence

Tuesday, April 18th at 7pm

at Rutgers University, NJ

with Violinist Julie Lawrence

Saturday, April 29th at 5pm

at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Bergenfield

with the Kaliope Music Society

Monday, May 8th at 1pm

at Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, New Jersey

Solo Recital

Sunday, September 10th at 5pm

Piano Solo Recital

Roeliff Jansen Library Series, Hillsdale, New York

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Friday, September 15th at 7:30pm

Piano Solo Recital

UOS Art Hall, University of Seoul, Korea

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Sunday, October 1st at 2pm

Duo Recital with Violinist Julie Lawrence

Fortlee Library Series, New Jersey

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Monday, October.2nd at 1pm

Piano Solo Recital

Bernard Township Library Series, New Jersey

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Sunday, October.8th at 7:30pm

Piano Solo Recital

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

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Wednesday, November. 8th at 12 pm

Piano Solo Recital

Interchurch Concert Series, New York City

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Wednesday, December 27th at 12:15pm

Piano Solo Recital
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

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November 19. 2016. 7:30pm

Kaliope Concert
Grace Church, Tenafly, New Jersey

November 9. 2016. 12pm

Piano Recital
Interchurch Concert Series, New York City

November 7.2016. 1pm

Trio Avenue
Bernard Township Library Series, New Jersey

October 8.2016.2pm

Piano Recital
An Die Musik, Baltimore, Maryland

June.11.2016.7:30pm

Kaliope Concert
The Church of the Master United Methodist Church, New Jersey

May.28.2016 5pm

Trio Avenue
Roeliff Jansen Library Series, New York

May.28.2016 5pm, May.27.2016 8pm

Trio Avenue
Lang Hall, Hunter College, New York City

May.9.2016 2pm

Trio Avenue
Fortlee Library Series, New Jersey

January.30, 2016 5pm

Geneva Concervatory Faculty Concert
The First Baptist Church, New York City

November.9.2015.1pm

Piano Recital
Bernard Township Library Series, New Jersey

October.8.2015.12pm

Piano Recital
Interchurch Concert Series, New York City

September.16.2015.12pm

Duo Recital
with violinist Julie Castor
Interchurch Concert Series, New York City

August.15.2015.5pm

Chamber Recital
with violinist Julie Castor, Soprano Sun young Chang
James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, New York City

June.10.2015.6pm

Piano Recital
Arbor Glen Concert Series, New Jersey

June.2.2015.6pm

Piano Recital
Beethoven Piano Hall, New York City

May.31.2016 5pm

Piano Recital
Roeliff Jansen Library Series, New York

May 17.2016.2pm

Piano Recital
An Die Musik, Baltimore, Maryland

May.11.2015.1pm

Piano Recital
Bernard Township Library Series, New Jersey

May.10.2015.2pm

Piano Recital
Fortlee Library Series, New Jersey

April 25.2016.7:30pm

Kaliope Concert
Grace Church, New Jersey

January 31.2015.7:30pm

Geneva Faculty Concert
The First Baptist Church, New York City

January 11.2015.7:30pm

Sohyun plays Chopin (Chopin e minor Concerto)
With the Baroque Orchestra of New JerseyGrace Church, New Jersey

Discography

Media

Reviews

Reviews

Teaching

Currently

Director, Geneva Conservatory of Music, New York City
Faculty, Concordia Conservatory at Concordia College of New York
Faculty, Caedmon School, New York City
Faculty, Echo Music Festival

Former Faculty at

Rutgers University
New Jersey Workshop for the Arts
Paramus Community School
Wharton Music Center
Westerhoff School of Music
The Piano School of NYC
Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin
Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin Preparatory Division

Public Master Classes

University of Malaya
Universiti Putra Malaysia
University College Sedaya International
Trinity College London, Malaysia Branch
Ann Perreu Music School
Allegro Music School
Glovil Conservatory in Korea

Adjudication

The Greater Princeton Steinway Society Scholarship Competition
Westchester Musicians Guild Young Artists Auditions

Currently

Faculty, Concordia Conservatory at Concordia College of New York
Faculty, Geneva Conservatory, New York City
Faculty, Caedmon School, New York City
Faculty, Echo Music Festival

Former Faculty at

Rutgers University
New Jersey Workshop for the Arts
Paramus Community School
Wharton Music Center
Westerhoff School of Music
The Piano School of NYC
Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin
Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin Preparatory Division

Public Master Classes

University of Malaya
Universiti Putra Malaysia
University College Sedaya International
Trinity College London, Malaysia Branch
Ann Perreu Music School
Allegro Music School
Glovil Conservatory in Korea

Adjudication

The Greater Princeton Steinway Society Scholarship Competition

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