Violinist Heejeon Ahn enjoys a varied career as soloist and chamber musician. Born in Seoul, Korea, she began her violin studies at the age of five and made her debut with the Korean Symphony Orchestra at age twelve. As soloist, she also has performed with the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra and Yonsei Symphony Orchestra as well as numerous local orchestras. She has earned top prizes from international and regional competitions including Osaka, Journal of Music, Music Association of Korea and Korea Art Development Association.
In Korea, Ms. Ahn has performed at Seoul Arts Center, Sejong Chamber Hall and Kumho Art Hall Yonsei in collaboration with distinguished artists such as violinist Dong-Suk Kang and violist Hsin-Yun Huang, cellists Edward Arron and Young-Chang Cho, and pianist Pascal Devoyon. Festival appearances include Seoul Spring Festival and Tongyeong International Music Festival in Korea, Académie Internationale de Musique in France and Summit Music Festival in the United States.
Ms. Ahn held concertmaster positions for the Cleveland Institute of Music and Stony Brook Symphony orchestras and performed alongside world-renowned faculty in chamber music concerts and masterclasses. A winner of the 2020 SBU Concerto Competition, she will perform Brahms Violin Concerto with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra at the Staller Center in fall 2021. An avid educator, she served as Teaching Assistant at University Orchestra at Stony Brook and also worked with college students at SUNY Schenectady and children in the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s CHIME program while serving as Artists-in-Residence with her quartet at SUNY Rockefeller Institute of Government.
Ms. Ahn received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Yonsei University and her Artist Diploma from Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Jaime Laredo and Jan Sloman. Currently, she is enrolled in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at Stony Brook University on full scholarship under the tutelage of Philip Setzer, Arnaud Sussmann, Hagai Shaham and Emerson String Quartet.