SARAH HYOKYUNG HA
Pianist Sarah Hyokyung Ha made her solo debut at age fourteen in the ‘Young Musicians Concert’ in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. A prizewinner of international competitions such as New York International Artists Competition, New York Music Competition and Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, Dr. Ha has performed solo and chamber music recitals internationally at venues in Italy, France, Brazil, South Korea, and the United States. In 2018, she was invited as a featured soloist performing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with Chernivtsi Philharmonic Orchestra in Ukraine. Dr. Ha has also performed and participated in international music festivals, such as Orford Academy, PianoSummer at SUNY New Paltz, Classics Abroad Paris Piano Program, as well as the Dino Ciani Festival in Italy.
In addition to her activities as a soloist, Dr. Ha is an avid chamber musician and has made appearances in concert series of the Rocky River Chamber Music Society and M.U.S.i.C.- Stars in the Classics. Dr. Ha has also participated in seminars and masterclasses through the Advanced Piano Trio Program at Cleveland Institute of Music with esteemed guest artists, such as Jamie Laredo, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Astrid Schween, and Ani Kavafian.
Alongside her performing career, Dr. Ha is also a committed educator and has served as a Virtual Learning Assistant at Cleveland Institute of Music and Teaching Assistant at the Cleveland International Piano Competition’s Preparatory Camp for Young Artists.
A native of South Korea, Dr. Ha began her piano studies at age four. She attended the Pre-College Division at The Juilliard School and the Korean National University of Arts to further her pursuit of music. Dr. Ha holds degrees from New England Conservatory, The Juilliard School, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, and Cleveland Institute of Music, where she earned her Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Her principal teachers include Alexander Korsantia, Julian Martin, Alexander Shtarkman, and HaeSun Paik.