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Piano

Hailed by Sarasota Herald-Tribune as “remarkably skillful performances”, Pianist Dr. Hyun Ju Jang has performed on many international stages. Dr. Jang has appeared as a soloist with the Kwachon Philharmonic, Gunpo Philharmonic, Eurasian Chamber Orchestra, Seoul National University Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Yale Chamber Orchestra, Summit Music Festival Orchestra, UConn Symphony Orchestra, Willimantic orchestra, as well as the Lublin Orchestra in Poland. She has also performed at the Norfolk Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Beethoven Institute, International Keyboard Institute at Mannes, Tenerife Music Festival in Spain, International Music Academy in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Italy, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium, WQXR, Scandinavia House, Permanent mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, and the Kumho Young Artist Solo Series in South Korea. As a member of Quartet Unlimited, JKL Trio, and Trio Etereo, she has performed in various renowned venues in United States, Europe, and Asia. She has also worked with international artists such as Yefin Bronfman, Eteri Andjaparidze, Robert Levin, Anton Kuerti, David Shifrin, Stephen Clapp, Boris Berman, and Peter Frankl. 

Dr. Jang was the first-prize winner of the Summit Music Festival Concerto Competition in Tarrytown, NY, as well as the UConn Concerto Competition and the Seoul National University Concerto Competition. She won the Segye Ilbo (World News) Competition, the Chosun Ilbo (Korean Newspaper) Competition, the Korean Duo Competition, and the Seoul Symphony Orchestra Competition. She was also the recipient of Elizabeth Parisot Prize at Yale University, awarded to an outstanding pianist, and of EB Storrs scholarship Award from the Musical Club of Hartford. 

Dr. Jang holds a Bachelor degree in piano performance from the Seoul National University, a Master degree from the Mannes School of Music, and an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. After graduation, she served as an assistant to her dear mentor Claude Frank and worked as a staff pianist at Yale University. In 2016, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Connecticut. Since 2010, Dr. Jang has worked for the Morse Academy Summer Festival at Yale, John C. Daniels School of International Communication, Community School of Arts at UConn, and the BLYAP Summer Music Festival as a piano faculty. She currently resides in New Jersey, and works at Mannes Prep.  

Dr. Hyun Ju Jang

Dr. Yoon-Wha Roh

Praised for her “unexpected splendid and subtlety plus beautiful, refined sound & phrase” (Russell Sherman), pianist Yoon-Wha Roh has been appearing as a celebrated soloist with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, New Jersey Garden State Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, Sungnam Philharmonic Orchestra, and New York Classical Symphony Orchestra. She has also been featured in Korean monthly music magazines, <Eumak Journal> and <The Piano>, for her orchestra performances and interviews. She has won awards and special prizes from Manhattan International Music Competition, National Artists Competition, Bradshaw & Buono Competition, Piano Texas Concerto Competition, and Hakata Fukuoka International Piano Competition among others.

 

Other notable performances have been presented at the Carnegie Weil Recital Hall, Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium, Seoul Arts Center IBK and Recital Hall, Aspen Harris Concert Hall, New York Steinway Hall, Jordan Hall, and Barnes Hall in Cornell University. She has appeared in major music festivals including Prague Music Performance, Aspen Music Festival, GMMFS, Piano Texas International Academy & Festival, Schlern International Music Festival, Banff Center, New Paltz International Summer Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and International Keyboard Institute & Festival. Her international appearances include performances in Prague, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and South Korea.

 

Active as a chamber musician, Roh has served as a pianist in several ensembles such as Palouse Trio, Selway Trio, Cipriani Trio, and Baltimore Trio. She is also active as a clinician and competition judge. She has served as a jury for Manhattan International Music Concours, East Coast International Competition, and New York International Music Concours. Roh has received Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition Award, New Jersey Senator Raymond J. Lesniak Award, and Certificate of Achievement from the Mayor of New Jersey, Bergen County.

 

Roh holds Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Literature, with minors in theory and art administration from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She recently joined Washington State University as Faculty Artist Teacher of Piano, also serving as the Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy Lab School. Previously, she has taught at the University of Idaho, Towson University, Phillips Academy of Andover, and New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and Continuing Education. She is an active member of College Music Society and Music Teachers National Association.

B.M., Yonsei University; M.M., New England Conservatory; Performance Diploma, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University; D.M., Indiana University. 

Principal teachers: Victor Rosenbaum, Alexander Shtarkman, Christopher Harding and Arnaldo Cohen.