Hee-Kyung Juhn

Pianist Hee-Kyung Juhn was born in South Korea. She lived her teenage years in South America and was later trained in the United States. She made her solo debut with the orchestra at the age of 16, playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Ciudad de Asunción. In the U. S., Juhn attended the Juilliard School and Indiana University, and has participated in music festivals such as Tanglewood, Aspen, Bowdoin, and Yale Piano Summer Institute.  Her teachers include Leonard Hokanson (a pupil of Artur Schnabel), Martin Canin, Martin Katz, and Jonathan Feldman.

In addition to numerous solo and chamber appearances, Hee-Kyung Juhn has collaborated with many outstanding musicians and has appeared on concert stages in South America, Asia, and throughout the United States.  She has played in venues such as Seoul Arts Center, Sejong Cultural Center in Seoul, Queen Elizabeth Hall in Belgium, Teatro Municipal in Paraguay, Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, etc. Her performances were heard on NPR and other broadcasting venues in U.S. and Korea. The American Record Guide praised her recording of the Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach (MSR Classics), saying that her playing is “sensitive and imaginative, demonstrating a fine sense of style and command.”  The Gramophone wrote “her acumen for voice-leading lends impressive clarity.” The New York Concert Review called Juhn "a top notch, superb pianist . . technically brilliant, subtle." Her recording of the Bach is available at www.msrcd.com and www.amazon.com.

A versatile pianist, Juhn has worked as an opera coach, staff accompanist, and as a church musician (organist/choir master). Dr. Juhn has served as a judge and adjudicator of several piano competitions and festivals in California, New Jersey, Alaska, Louisiana and Arkansas. She has been on the summer staff at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, the Great Mountains International Music Festival, South Korea, and the Martina Arroyo Foundation, Inc. in New York City.

Currently, Dr. Juhn is the Director of Keyboard Studies at Henderson State University. She has previously taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara.