* on leave in 2019 - 2020 academic year
Korean American pianist Suejin Jung is establishing herself as an artist of rich potential, technical fluency and musical awareness on stage in her concerts and projects. She began her music studies at the age of five, and since then competed with distinction on national and international stages including New York International Piano Competition, Julia Crane International Piano competition, Five Towns Music Competition, Sung Nam Artist Competition among others. She has made appearances at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, Paul Hall, Count Basie Theatre, le Poisson Rouge and in New York State through the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. She has performed with ensembles such as Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, Russ Philharmonic Orchestra, Virtuosi Brunensis Orchestra, Helix! Contemporary Ensemble, and Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, her interview and performances have been broadcasted live on WWFM radio and aired nationally in a documentary “Piano Forte” on PBS.
Ms. Jung has performed at music festivals internationally and domestically, including Banff Centre; Fontainebleau Music Festival; Gijon Piano Festival; Aspen Music Festival; Bowdoin Music Festival; Leipzig International Mendelssohn-Akademie; International Keyboard Institute Festival and worked with distinguished pedagogues including Arie Vardi, Robert McDonald, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Choong-Mo Kang, and Matei Varga.
Committed to reaching younger generation of musicians, Ms. Jung presents concerts and leads education outreach programs in New York City public schools. She is an inspiring educator in her current position as a lecturer at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, education outreach fellow at the Juilliard School, and faculty at New York Music School. As a collaborator, Ms. Jung has served on the music staff of the Music Academy International in Italy where she accompanied leading young singers of her generation in full opera productions.
Ms. Jung enrolled at The Juilliard School at the age of fifteen in the Pre-College Division and went on to complete her undergraduate and graduate studies at Juilliard with Julian Martin, Matti Raekallio and Joseph Kalichstein. She is a recipient of the 2019- 2020 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France where she will be studying and performing works of Fauré, Debussy and Ravel. She is a candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University under the tutelage of John Perry.