Pianist Hyojin Ahn's musical life has taken her across Europe, the United States and her home country of Korea. She has appeared at the Kennedy Center in a performance aired live on NPR, and twice toured the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. As a chamber musician and orchestral pianist, she spent three years playing in the New World Symphony under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
Ms. Ahn was awarded the Presser Music Award with which she studied and toured in France, Italy, and Austria. Her repertoire includes not only standard recital fare, but also 20th and 21st century music by Xenakis, Stockhausen, Berio, Ligeti, Messiaen, and Bolcom. She has premiered many compositions and collaborated with eminent composers such as Gunther Schuller, Wolfgang Rihm, Oliver Knussen and John Adams.
A graduate of Seoul National University and the University of Michigan, she earned her doctorate from Rice University. She teaches at Barry University and holds the position of Principal Keyboard of the Southwest Florida Symphony in Fort Meyers, Florida.