Piano

Hye-Sung Hwang (MD)
Hye-Sung Hwang holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University in South Korea (2005) where she studied with professors Ic-Joo Moon and Dae-Uk Lee. Also she has earned a Master of Music degree (2007) as well as the Graduate Performance Diploma (2009) from the Peabody Institute.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Ms. Hwang studied at Ye Won Art Middle School and Seoul Art High School, which are both prestigious art schools in Korea. She has been awarded many classical music prizes in competitions such as the Teenager piano competition, the Samick piano competition, the Em-Youn music competition, Seoul Philharmonic concerto competition , and the Puigcerda International Competition. She was also announced as a recipient of an Individual Artist Award from Maryland State Arts Council in 2011. Ms. Hwang has performed actively both as a soloist and a chamber music player throughout Korea, Baltimore, Japan, Italy, Spain and France. Furthermore, she has participated in numerous music festivals around the world, including the Em-youn Music Festival in South Korea, the Tivoli International Music Festival in Italy, the Puigcerda International Music Festival in Spain, the Festival Music Alp in Courchevel, France.
Ms. Hwang is currently enrolled the Doctorate of Musical Arts program at the Peabody Conservatory studying under Alexander Shtarkman and working as an accompanist at the Peabody Preparatory.

 

 

Ji Yoon Park (VA)
JiYoonJi Yoon Park began her piano studies at the age of eight in her native Korea. Her intense study was developed by several Professors at Seoul National University College of Music. Since then, her serious study of piano has resulted in numerous achievements and awards. Her recitals were given at Sejong Center and the National Theater of Korea.
At George Mason, where, under a renowned pianist, Dr.Anna Balakerskaia’s teaching, she made a great success in piano studying. In summer 2007, she was invited to one of the Major International Music Festivals in Europe, Schlern International Festival in Italy. In 2008, she has received a special invitation back from Schlern International Music Festival in Italy and she was selected to be a finalist at the competition. She won the concerto competition at the school of Music at GMU and performed the Schumann piano concerto with George Mason Orchestra in the same year, as a result of winner. Ms.Park was invited to the Geneve International Music Competition in Switzerland and her playing received numerous accolades from audiences. In 2009, she appeared to be as a special guest with McLean Symphony Orchestra for their final concert and performed Mozart Double Concerto and Schumann piano concerto.
She was a recipient of Peterson Scholarship Awards throughout her bachelor music degree at George Mason and was selected to perform at the Jean Crooke Honor Recital and All Steinway recitals at George Mason. She also played viola at George Mason University Symphony Orchestra. Currently, she is holding a master’s degree at George Mason and is studying with another renowned pianist, Brian Ganz who is recognized as one of the leading pianists in his generation.

 

Won Ae SimWon Ae Sim (VA)
Ms. Won Sim has been a dedicated instructor for nearly 30 years. Her passion for young people’s music education is flourishing even more as she begins to teach at Wood Bridge in VA. After high school in Korea, she came to the U.S. and started her musical journey as she studies at Averett College for Religious Music (B.A.) and Catholic University of America for Piano Pedagogy (M.M.). Her caring heart and professional teaching skills have been appreciated by young pupils and parents, and has won numerous awards as a result.

rongmeiRongmei An (MD)
Award-winning pianist Rongmei An delivers a sense of confidence in her music. As a soloist and chamber musician, Ms.An has performed in venues around the Metropolitan areas such as Shapiro Music room of Strathmore. While studying at the Preparatory division of the Peabody Institute, she has appeared in the Vella Silver Memorial Series and the Preparatory Dean’s Invitational Senior recitals.
Ms.An has received top prizes in local and regional competitions including the Miriam Shields Gottlieb Memorial Piano Competition,MSMTA Piano Ensemble Spring Festivals, the Swarthout Competition, the Hartman Piano Awards, and the WMTA Student Musicales. She was also the winner of the the Gertrude S. Brown Memorial Piano Concerto Competition, where she was invited to perform with Montgomery Orchestra.
Ms.An is currently persuing Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Ellen Mack.

Bonghee Lee Profile PictureBonghee Lee (MD)
Born in Seoul, South Korea, pianist Bonghee Lee performs actively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Korea. Ms. Lee graduated from Yewon School, Seoul Arts High School in Korea, and Yonsei University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, studying with Professor Kyung Sook Lee. Also she obtained a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where she was awarded both the Sarah Stulman Zieler Prize and the Lillian Gutman Memorial Prize in piano.

Ms. Lee has participated in many international festivals and concert series. She has demonstrated excellence in various solo and chamber performances in venues including Lincoln Center in New York, Shriver Hall, Strathmore Arts Center, Friedberg Concert Hall, Falvey Hall, Enoch Pratt Library in Maryland, and Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall in Canada, Win Art Hall, Yonsei University 100th Anniversary Memorial Hall, Munho Art Hall, and Youngsan Grace Hall in Seoul, Korea. Furthermore, Ms. Lee has performed in master classes for regarded concert pianists such as Leon Fleisher and Oliver Kern.

She has a passion for teaching and more than ten years of experience teaching students of all ages. She is an active piano teacher and pianist, and has been an accompanist at the Peabody Conservatory and Preparatory since 2010.

Currently, under the guidance of Ellen Mack, she is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where she was a Graduate Assistant in the Accompanying department from 2013 to 2015.