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Head Pianist

Hailed by Sarasota Herald-Tribune as “remarkably skillful performances”, Pianist Dr. Hyun Ju Jang has performed on many international stages. Dr. Jang has appeared as a soloist with the Kwachon Philharmonic, Gunpo Philharmonic, Eurasian Chamber Orchestra, Seoul National University Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Yale Chamber Orchestra, Summit Music Festival Orchestra, UConn Symphony Orchestra, Willimantic orchestra, as well as the Lublin Orchestra in Poland. She has also performed at the Norfolk Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Beethoven Institute, International Keyboard Institute at Mannes, Tenerife Music Festival in Spain, International Music Academy in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Italy, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium, WQXR, Scandinavia House, Permanent mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, and the Kumho Young Artist Solo Series in South Korea. As a member of Quartet Unlimited, JKL Trio, and Trio Etereo, she has performed in various renowned venues in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has also worked with international artists such as Yefin Bronfman, Eteri Andjaparidze, Robert Levin, Anton Kuerti, David Shifrin, Stephen Clapp, Boris Berman, and Peter Frankl. 

Dr. Jang was the first-prize winner of the Summit Music Festival Concerto Competition in Tarrytown, NY, as well as the UConn Concerto Competition and the Seoul National University Concerto Competition. She won the Segye Ilbo (World News) Competition, the Chosun Ilbo (Korean Newspaper) Competition, the Korean Duo Competition, and the Seoul Symphony Orchestra Competition. She was also the recipient of Elizabeth Parisot Prize at Yale University, awarded to an outstanding pianist, and of EB Storrs scholarship Award from the Musical Club of Hartford. 

Dr. Jang holds a Bachelor degree in piano performance from the Seoul National University, a Master degree from the Mannes School of Music, and an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. After graduation, she served as an assistant to her dear mentor Claude Frank and worked as a staff pianist at Yale University. In 2016, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Connecticut. Since 2010, Dr. Jang has worked for the Morse Academy Summer Festival at Yale, John C. Daniels School of International Communication, Community School of Arts at UConn, and the BLYAP Summer Music Festival as a piano faculty. She currently resides in New Jersey, and works at Mannes Prep. 

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