Heejin A • Piano Instructor
Heejin A. gave her first recital at the age of 10 after winning the Kumho Young Artist Auditions in Seoul. She has subsequently been a finalist at the New York International Competition, as well as receiving top prizes from the Korea Times Competition, Eum-Yeon Competition, Music Journal Competition, and Chopin Piano Competition in Korea.
As an active soloist and chamber musician, she has appeared in venues such as Carnegie Weill Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. She performed at the American Liszt Society Festival in 2017 in Chicago; and in 2019, she was invited to perform Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductor Tran Vuong Thach at the Grand Concert Hall of the Vietnam National Academy of Music. She has participated and performed at international music festivals such as Bowdoin International Festival in the United States, Banff International Music Festival in Canada, and Gijon International Piano Festival in Spain.
Heejin came to the United States to study at the Juilliard Pre-College with Julian Martin. She holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s in piano performance from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Julian Martin, Matti Raekallio, and Hung-Kuan Chen. She has recently graduated with a doctorate in piano performance from the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, studying with James Giles.