Sohyun Ahn, solo piano

wed08mar12:05 pmwed12:35 pmSohyun Ahn, solo pianoWEDNESDAY NOONDAY CONCERT12:05 pm - 12:35 pm


(Wednesday) 12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

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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 Halland 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.
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 and Healing Center,
Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing 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 is looking forward to the CD release of
Paolo Marchettini’s 24 Preludes and Fugues. This is her 7th season to be in the Interchurch Concert Series.

March 8, 2023