Grace Wang, who has recently had her solo debut at the Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, has recently finished a Graduate Performance Degree at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University with Marina Piccinini, where she has also received a Master’s Degree. Originally from South Korea, She has received her bachelor of Music and Masters degree at Seoul National University and has served as principal flutist of the Ditto Orchestra, Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. She has also substituted with major orchestras including KBS(Korean Broadcasting System) Symphony Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, and Chungnam Philharmonic Orchestra. Winner of the 2014 Baltimore Music Club Competition, 2013 American Protégé International Flute Competition, 2012 Rochester Flute Association Competition, the Journal of Music Competition, Korean Music Association Competition and many others, Ms. Wang has also been pointed as a young artist from the Gumho Asiana Cultural Foundation and has appeared as a soloist with the Seoul National University Philharmonic Orchestra and the Korean Flute Ensemble. She has performed with the Lunar Ensemble and recently she has premiered the piece ‘Book of the Lake’ by Daniel Thomas Davis commissioned by the Walters Art Museum.
Kiyeon Chang, born in Korea, received her Bachelor of Music degree from Ewha Womans University of Korea. Also, she earned Master’s degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with Emily Skala, principal flutist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
She has been the top prize winner of competitions including Sung-Jung Scholarship Association, Korean American Youth Woodwind and Korean Philharmonic Orchestra National Music while in Korea and awarded a second prize at the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition. She appeared as a soloist in the Ewon Cultural Center Prodigy Concert, Road Scholar at Peabody Cohen Davidson Hall Recital and Noon Recital at the Walters Art Museum. Besides, she has performed as a member of Korea Flute Soloists Ensemble and various ensemble recitals including flute duo and trio with cellist. She was a substitute with orchestras including KBS Symphony Orchestra, Prime Philharmonic Orchestra and TIMF Orchestra. She taught flute at Orchkids of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as an assistant in 2014 and she has a heart of teaching and playing music.