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Hee-Kyung Juhn Biography

Pianist Hee-Kyung Juhn has performed in major recital halls in Korea, and a number of concerts in Italy, Belgium, and Japan. She is currently on faculty at University of California, Santa Barbara, where she has been serving since 2001. In the summer of 2002, she served as associate faculty in the Collaborative Piano department at the Music Academy of the West.

Hee-Kyung's diverse experience as a pianist has previously led her to serve as part-time staff accompanist at The Juilliard School and DePauw University, Associate Instructor of Piano, Assistant Opera Coach, and faculty for the Young Piano Program at Indiana University. Her professional activites as collaborative pianist started as a teenager-repetiteur for a national opera company, Centro Lirico del Paraguay, during her residence in South America, where she actively performed as a young pianist. She is invited back to perform there this coming season as a soloist with the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Ciudad Asuncion.

Hee-Kyung Juhn holds degrees from Indiana University (Doctor of Music) and The Juilliard School (Master of Music). Her major teacher was the late Leonard Hokanson from Indiana University, renowned solo and collaborative pianist. Other teachers include Martin Katz, Arthur Greene, Jonathan Feldman, and Martin Canin.

Hee-Kyung often collaborates with instrumentalists and singers, and she has recently made a Carnegie Recital Hall debut with flutist Elena Yarritu. She looks forward to combining more solo and collaborative activites.

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