Jayoung Hong

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Jayoung Hong

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Director of Piano Studies
Since making her debut at age 13 performing Schumann piano concerto, pianist Jayoung Hong has performed widely in concerto, recital, and chamber music performances throughout Asia, North America and Europe. Dr. Hong has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Lincoln Center in New York; Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; New School at Princeton in New Jersey; Mayfest in Canada; Kulturhaus Konzertsaal in Berlin, Germany; Royal Festival Hall and St. James's Piccadilly in London, U.K.; Pretoria City Hall in South Africa; Taipei National Hall in Taiwan; and Seoul Arts Center in S. Korea among others.

Dr. Hong has collaborated internationally with such prominent musicians as Jeff Nelsen, Allen Vizzuti, Eph Ehly, Andre Thomas, Rollo Dilworth, René Clausen, Greg Gilpin, Mack Wilberg and Youngmin Park, and has been heard in radio broadcasts for NPR and Korean Broadcasting System. As a Carnegie Hall Festival Pianist, Dr. Hong has performed on the Perelman Stage/Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall annually since 2007.

Dr. Hong previously served on the piano faculty of the Korea National University of Arts in S. Korea, Brandon University in Canada, University of Nebraska and Blinn College in Texas. She has presented masterclasses throughout the U.S., Canada, S. Korea and China. Her students are consistently top prizewinners at major regional, provincial and national Canadian, Korean and U.S. competitions. She spends her summers teaching piano at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities International Piano Camp as a Pre-College Program Coordinator.
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