Sohyun Ahn Pianist

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Biography

​​With live performances broadcast by WFMT (Chicago’s Classical Radio Station), LCATV( Lake Champlain Access Television), EBS (Korean Educational Broadcast TV Station), pianist Sohyun Ahn was named the Best Performer of the Year by Eumak-Chunchu, South Korea’s leading classical music journal. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, at venues including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Hall.

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 in Korea. She has invited to perform at Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert in Chicago, the W. Kempff Beethoven Course in Positano Italy, and the Ferrara International Music Festival Concert Series.

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, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Hunter College, Concordia College, Union Theological Seminary, Trinity Church, Saint Paul’s Chapel, St.John’s in the Village,  InterChurch, Central Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, High Line Gallery  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, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert at Chicago Cultural Center, Allegro Music Consultants Concert Series in Philadelphia, Dallas Mu Phi Epsilon Public Library Concert Series and the Island Arts Center Concert Series in Vermont.

As a collaborative pianist, she has performed with musicians of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and New York City Ballet and more. She was a rehearsal and orchestral pianist for the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Belleayre Festival Opera, New Jersey Concert Opera, Westside Opera and Pineda Lyric Opera and has performed more than twenty operas from W.A.Mozart to R.Wagner.

Sohyun has given world premieres of compositions, including performances of works by notable composers such as Paolo Marchettini and Kyle Werner. She frequently performs the music of our time Teddy Abrams, John Davison, Eric Ewazen, Paquito D’Rivera, Alan Hovhaness, Michael Kosch, Chanhae Lee, David Loeb, John Musto and Juri Pang.

Her recordings Bach Goldberg Variations (Sonoris) and Mozart Sonatas (Classic Art), earned critic’s attention and was reviewed by New York Concert Review as “a perfectly balanced, crystalline performance.”  She gave the complete Mozart Piano Sonata Concert Series at St. John’s in the Village, New York City in 2019. 

A passionate advocate and educator of music, Sohyun served as a faculty member at the Geneva Conservatory of Music in NYC where she was later appointed a director of the conservatory. She began teaching at the university level in 2003, she has taught at University of Texas at Austin, Concordia College in New York and Rutgers, the New Jersey State University. Her students have won many prestigious competitions such as MTNA, MEANJ, ProPiano International and more.  She gave master classes at University of Malaya, University of College Sedaya International, Universiti Punta Malaysia, Glovil Conservatory in Korea and Trinity College Board in Malaysia. Sohyun also has served as an adjudicator for the New York Laureate International Music Competition, Westchester Musicians Guild Young Artists Auditions and Greater Princeton Steinway Society Scholarship Competition.

Sohyun holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from Rutgers University where she wrote her dissertation entitled A Historical and Analytical Study of J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations BWV.988 and her Goldberg Variations performance in Carnegie Hall was described as “an absolute master“ by  New York Concert Review.  A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where she received the Professional Studies Degree. She holds Masters of Music in Piano Performance with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Tokyo Geidai Academy. Her Bachelor of Music was from Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea) where she received the president award. 

 

Since 2017, she has been dedicated to organizing concerts at the Riverside Rehabilitation Center, New Jewish Home, Upper East Side Rehabilitation Center and the Amsterdam Nursing Home in NYC. She also frequently performed at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital as a volunteer performer.

Sohyun is a Steinway Educational Partner and recipient of the Teachers’ Enrichment Grant by Music Teachers National Association. 

​​With live performances broadcast by WFMT (Chicago’s Classical Radio Station), LCATV( Lake Champlain Access Television), EBS (Korean Educational Broadcast TV Station), pianist Sohyun Ahn was named the Best Performer of the Year by Eumak-Chunchu, South Korea’s leading classical music journal. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, at venues including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Hall.

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 in Korea. She has invited to perform at Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert in Chicago, the W. Kempff Beethoven Course in Positano Italy, and the Ferrara International Music Festival Concert Series.

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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, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Hunter College, Concordia College, Union Theological Seminary, Trinity Church, Saint Paul’s Chapel, St.John’s in the Village,  InterChurch, Central Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, High Line Gallery  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, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert at Chicago Cultural Center, Allegro Music Consultants Concert Series in Philadelphia, Dallas Mu Phi Epsilon Public Library Concert Series and the Island Arts Center Concert Series in Vermont.

As a collaborative pianist, she has performed with musicians of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and New York City Ballet and more. She was a rehearsal and orchestral pianist for the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Belleayre Festival Opera, New Jersey Concert Opera, Westside Opera and Pineda Lyric Opera and has performed more than twenty operas from W.A.Mozart to R.Wagner.

Sohyun has given world premieres of compositions, including performances of works by notable composers such as Paolo Marchettini and Kyle Werner. She frequently performs the music of our time Teddy Abrams, John Davison, Eric Ewazen, Paquito D’Rivera, Alan Hovhaness, Michael Kosch, Chanhae Lee, David Loeb, John Musto and Juri Pang.

Her recordings Bach Goldberg Variations (Sonoris) and Mozart Sonatas (Classic Art), earned critic’s attention and was reviewed by New York Concert Review as “a perfectly balanced, crystalline performance.”  She gave the complete Mozart Piano Sonata Concert Series at St. John’s in the Village, New York City in 2019. 

A passionate advocate and educator of music, Sohyun served as a faculty member at the Geneva Conservatory of Music in NYC where she was later appointed a director of the conservatory. She began teaching at the university level in 2003, she has taught at University of Texas at Austin, Concordia College in New York and Rutgers, the New Jersey State University. Her students have won many prestigious competitions such as MTNA, MEANJ, ProPiano International and more.  She gave master classes at University of Malaya, University of College Sedaya International, Universiti Punta Malaysia, Glovil Conservatory in Korea and Trinity College Board in Malaysia. Sohyun also has served as an adjudicator for the New York Laureate International Music Competition, Westchester Musicians Guild Young Artists Auditions and Greater Princeton Steinway Society Scholarship Competition.

Sohyun holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from Rutgers University where she wrote her dissertation entitled A Historical and Analytical Study of J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations BWV.988 and her Goldberg Variations performance in Carnegie Hall was described as “an absolute master“ by  New York Concert Review.  A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where she received the Professional Studies Degree. She holds Masters of Music in Piano Performance with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Tokyo Geidai Academy. Her Bachelor of Music was from Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea) where she received the president award. 

 

Since 2017, she has been dedicated to organizing concerts at the Riverside Rehabilitation Center, New Jewish Home, Upper East Side Rehabilitation Center and the Amsterdam Nursing Home in NYC. She also frequently performed at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital as a volunteer performer.

Sohyun is a Steinway Educational Partner and recipient of the Teachers’ Enrichment Grant by Music Teachers National Association. 

Calendar

Lucy Moses School Faculty In Concert
Merkin Hall

Thursday February 15th, 2024,7PM

With Jason Bitonti and Connor Holland, trumpets

Chamber Recital
Frank Violin Sonata with violinist Jee Sun Lee

InterChurch Concert Series

Wednesday, March 6, 2024, Noon

Chamber Recital
Vaughan Williams Piano Quintet

InterChurch Concert Series

Wednesday, March 27, 2024, Noon

Solo Recital
Island Arts Music Festival

Friday, August 23,2024, 7pm

Island Arts Center, VT

Solo Recital
Music on Wednesdays: Interchurch Concert Series

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 at Noon (EST)

In-person concert & YouTube broadcast

https://www.interchurch-center.org/concert-series/

Chamber Recital
Music on Wednesdays: Interchurch Concert Series

Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 at Noon (EST)

In-person concert & YouTube broadcast

https://www.interchurch-center.org/concert-series/

Duo Recital
with Sun young Chang, soprano
Music on Wednesdays: Interchurch Concert Series

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 at Noon (EST)

In-person concert & YouTube broadcast

https://www.interchurch-center.org/concert-series/

Solo Recital
Island Arts Music Festival

Friday, August 25,2023, 7pm

Island Arts Center, VT

Solo Recital
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series

Sunday, October 22, 2023, 4pm (EST)

Solo Recital
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series

Sunday, October 30th, 2022 at 4pm (EST)

Youtube Broadcast

http://muphiepsilondallas.org/Concert%20Series/Concert_Performance.html

Solo recital

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 1:30PM

Shelburne United Methodist Church

(30 Church St, Shelburne, VT)

Program: Mozart, Schumann, Chopin and Debussy

Solo recital

Friday, July 15, 2022, 7 PM

Island Arts Center (1127 US Rt 2, North Hero, VT 05474)

Program: Mozart and Debussy

https://www.islandarts.org/event/sohyun-ahn-piano/

Adjudication
The New York Laureate International Music Competition

March 30th ~ 31st, 2022

Duo Recital
Music on Wednesdays: Interchurch Concert Series

with Sun Young Chang (soprano)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 at Noon (EST)

In-person concert & youtube broadcast
interchurch-center.org/concert-series/

Adjudication
The Westchester Musicians Guild Young Artist Auditions

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

Solo Concert
BONJ Spring Festival Concert

by the Baroque Orchestra of New Jerseys

Sunday, June 13th, 2021 at 7:30pm ( EST)

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Duo Recital
with Bassoonist Harrison Hollingsworth

Quarantine Connection Concert Series
Invited by Allegro Music Consultants

January 2021

Youtube Broadcast, subscribers only

Filmed at High Line Nine, New York City

https://www.allegromusicconsultants.com

Solo Recital
MU PHI EPSILON CONCERT SERIES

Sunday, April 11th 2021 at 3pm

Youtube Broadcast

http://www.muphiepsilondallas.org

 

Solo Recital
Women at the Keyboard Concert Series
Invited by Allegro Music Consultants 

April  2021 

Youtube Broadcast, subscribers only

https://www.allegromusicconsultants.com

Solo Recital
MU PHI EPSILON CONCERT SERIES

Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at 4pm (EST)

Youtube Broadcast

http://www.muphiepsilondallas.org

 

Solo Recital
Music on Wednesdays: Interchurch Concert Series

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at Noon (EST)

In-person concert & youtube broadcast

https://www.interchurch-center.org/concert-series

Chamber Recital
with Robert May (Tenor), Deborah Song (Violin) & Michael Katz (Cello)

Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at 8pm (EST)

Invitations only

Christ Church, NYC (111 E 87st)

Lives of the Piano: The Piano and Preludes & Fugues

Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 7:30pm (EST)

Solo Recital
The MACA Holiday Festival
Saturday, November 27th, 2021 at 4:30pm (EST)
Open to Public
Live Concert at The High Line

Thursday, October 29th, 6pm

High Line Nine Gallery, New York City

Geneva Conservatory of Music Faculty Concert

Saturday, January 25th, 5pm

The First Baptist Church of New York City

Solo Recital

Saturday, February 15th, 2pm

St.John’s in the Village, New York City

Trio Roi (Canceled)

Saturday, March 21st, 2pm

St.John’s in the Village, New York City

Solo Recital (Canceled)

Bernard Township Library Concert Series

Monday, April 20th , 1pm

Westminster Hall, Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, NJ

Duo Recital (Canceled)

With Sun Young Chang, soprano

Saturday, May 16th, 8pm

St.John’s in the Village, New York City

Duo Recital (Canceled)

With Sun Young Chang, soprano

Sunday, May 17th, 3pm

Roeliff Jansen Library Series, Hillsdale, NY

Solo Recital (canceled)

Sunday, October 11th, 7pm

Roelich Museum Concert Series,

Roelich Museum, New York City

Trio Roi (canceled)

Sunday, November 8th, 7pm

Roelich Museum Concert Series,

Roelich Museum, New York City

Solo Recital

St. John’s in the Village, NYC

Friday, February 22nd, 8pm

https://www.ferrarapiano.org

Duo Recital with Violinist Jee Sun Lee

Bernard Township Library Concert Series

Monday, March 18th, 1pm

Westminster Hall, Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, NJ
https://www.libraryinsight.net/calendarmv.asp?x=3&sm=1&jx=tsp&nMonth=3
&nYear=2019

Duo Recitalwith Violinist Jee Sun Lee

Private Concert,

Monday, April 22nd, 5pm

TBA, NJ

Duo Recitalwith Violinist Jee Sun Lee

Interchurch Noon Concert Series

Wednesday, April 10th, 12pm

Interchurch Center, NYC
https://interchurch-center.org/concert-series/

The Complete Mozart Piano Sonata Concert Series I
Solo Recital

Friday, May 24th, 7:30pm

St. John’s in the Village, NYC

 

The Complete Mozart Piano Sonata Concert Series II
Solo Recital

Saturday, June 15th, 7:30pm

St. John’s in the Village, NYC

 

Clarinet- Violin-Piano Trio Recital

with HyunJu Kang, Clarinet and Jee Sun Lee, violin

Friday, September 6th, 7:30pm

Chamber on Main Series

NV Hall, Englewood Cliff, NJ

 

Clarinet- Violin-Piano Trio Recital

with HyunJu Kang, Clarinet and Jee Sun Lee, violin

Sunday, November 3rd, 3pm

Roerich Museum, NYC

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

Click here for more information

Monday, October.2nd at 1pm

Piano Solo Recital

Bernard Township Library Series, New Jersey

Click here for more information

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

Click here for more information

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

Sohyun Ahn - Goldberg Variations

MP3 tracks now available at Applemusic and Amazonmusic.

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Teaching

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Steinway Educational Parter

Faculty at Kaufman Music Center, Lucy Moses School

MTNA member

Recent students success

  • MTNA Competition NY State
  • NY Youth Symphony Chamber
  • American Protégé International Competition
  • Camerata International Artist Solo Competition ( solo, chamber )
  • Charleston International Competition
  • Crescendo International Music Competition
  • International Grande Music Competition
  • Golden Classical Music Awards
  • Manhattan International Music Competition
  • New York Young Virtuoso Competition
  • New York International Young Musicians Competition
  • New York Prodigy International Music Competition
  • Primo Volta Music Competition
  • ProPiano International Competition
  • VIVO competition Winter competition

Adjudication

The New York Laureate International Music Competition

Greater Princeton Steinway Society Scholarship Competition

Westchester Musicians Guild Young Artists Auditions

Grant Recipient

Recipient of the Teachers’ Enrichment Grant by the Music Teachers National Association.

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

Former Faculty at

  • Director, Geneva Conservatory of Music, New York City
  • Faculty, Concordia Conservatory at Concordia College of New York
  • 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
  • Adjunct, Rutgers University
  • Faculty,New Jersey Workshop for the Arts
  • Faculty,Paramus Community School
  • Faculty, Wharton Music Center
  • Faculty, Westerhoff School of Music
  • Faculty,The Piano School of NYC
  • Teaching Assistant, the University of Texas at Austin
  • Instructor, the University of Texas at Austin Preparatory Division

Leadership

Community Concert Organizer

St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital

the Riverside Rehabilitation Center,NYC

New Jewish Home,NYC

Upper East Side Rehabilitation Center,NYC

the Amsterdam Nursing Home, NYC

New York Presbyterian Hospital,NYC

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital,NYC

Pianist, Organist, Choirmaster

Redeemer Church ( downtown), NYC

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church,NYC

Episcopal Church in Scotch Plains, NJ

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