was introduced to the piano at age 3, and
after learning a few pieces of music
began playing them at wedding ceremonies starting when she was 4.
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 was given the honor of performing
as the soloist with the Seoul Arts High School Orchestra at the school's annual celebratory concert.
After graduating with top honors
from Seoul Arts High School
and gaining entrance also with top honors
to Korean National University of Arts,
Minkyung earned a BM and MM
with Distinction in Performance
from New England Conservatory,
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.
Minkyung has won the first prize
in Richmond Competition and
Honors Competition in Boston and
has won numerous prizes
in major national competitions in Korea
including Chosun Newspaper Competition, Korean Newspaper Competition, and
Samick Piano Competition.
When she was 15,
was invited to the KBS classical Radio studio and her performances were broadcast on KBS FM Radio and The Classical Channel in Korea.
Minkyung 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. She served as a member of the jury for the A. R. Rivera Piano Competition on multiple occasions.
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, and led a special performance
at Isang Yun Centennial Celebration
sponsored by Korea Cultural Society of Boston. In 2019, she performed over 50 solo and chamber recitals in Boston area.
With performances that convey
the most delicate of sentiments and virtuosity that carries her own musical expression, Minkyung is an active solo and chamber music pianist performing in Boston and
a member of the faculty at Rivers School Conservatory.