With performances that convey the most delicate of sentiments and virtuosity that carries her own musical expression, Dr. Minkyung Oh is an active solo and chamber musician in Boston.
Minkyung was introduced to the piano at age 3, when she learned a few pieces of music and began playing them at wedding ceremonies starting when she was 4. She began her professional training in piano at age 11 at the renowned Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School in Korea. She made her debut at age 14 with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra at Seoul Arts Center. She has won numerous prizes in major national competitions in Korea including Chosun Newspaper Competition, Korean Newspaper Competition, and Samick Piano Competition. She was invited to the KBS Classical Radio studio and her performances were broadcast on KBS FM Radio and The Classical Channel in Korea. Minkyung was honored to be the soloist with the Seoul Arts High School Orchestra at the school's annual celebratory concert for seniors. After graduating with top honors from Seoul Arts High School and gaining entrance also with top honors to Korean National University of Arts, she moved to Boston in order to continue her studies at New England Conservatory.
Dr. Oh earned a BM and MM from New England Conservatory, graduating with Distinction in Performance, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma from Royal Academy of Music in London, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University where she was also a teaching assistant. She won the first prize in Richmond Competition and Honors Competition in Boston. Dr. Oh has performed at various music festivals including Bowdoin Music Festival, the Mozarteum Festival in Salzburg, Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, the TCU Cliburn Piano Institute in Texas, the New Paltz Summer Festival in NY, and Cervo Music Festival in Italy. She performed as soloist with the Perugia Festival Orchestra in Italy in 2011 and was invited as a guest artist at Orléans Music Festival in France in 2012. In 2014 Phoenicia Publishing released Dr. Oh's first recording, of recent works by the American composer Jon Appleton, The Scarlatti Doubles and The Couperin Doubles, which was broadcast on VPR Classical Radio Station and praised by Steve Reich as "...a beautiful addition to piano literature". Dr. Oh recently gave an acclaimed solo recital in Korea to a sold-out audience at The Seoul Arts Center in Korea and headlined the Isang Yun Centennial Celebration Concert sponsored by the Korean Cultural Society of Boston.
Dr. Oh is a member of the piano faculty at Rivers School Conservatory and at Altschuler Summer Music Institute.
Besides piano, she is an active practitioner of Tai Chi and Qigong. She is a certified Qigong instructor, sharing her technique and their benefits to her students and her friends.