Hyejin J • Piano Instructor
A native of South Korea, Pianist Hyejin J. was the gold medalist of the Seattle International Piano Competition and has won various awards from the Wideman, Chautauqua, Indiana University Concerto Competition, Thaviu-Isaak Competition, and the Kumho Art Foundation Audition. Also an avid chamber musician, she is a member of the Stellio Piano Trio, prizewinner of Plowman Chamber Music Competition, semi-finalist at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and guest artist for the Peninsula Music Festival ChamberFest.
Ms. Hyejin earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University, receiving a prestigious scholarship for selected top students and was granted the position of Associate Instructor upon entering Indiana University. She received her Master of Music and Performer Diploma there with a full scholarship under the tutelage of Arnaldo Cohen and earned a doctorate at Northwestern University with program honors, studying with Alan Chow.
She has performed at the Banff Centre, Benaroya Hall, Chicago Symphony’s Buntrock hall, Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall, Chautauqua Fletcher Hall, St. Petersburg (Florida) Art Museum, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Gilmore Masterclass Series, Palais Altenstein, Schloss Hallenburg in Germany and at various venues in the Chicago area. Hyejin performed with the Northwestern Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the annual Concerto/Aria competition and was invited to perform with the Bienen String Orchestra, both under the baton of Maestro Victor Yampolsky. She was also the featured soloist in the opening concert of the 67th Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin. Most recently she was featured soloist for the Evanston Symphony Orchestra's 2021-2022 season. She is currently a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and performs actively in the Chicago area both as a soloist and a collaborative pianist.