MY STORY

Minkyung Oh

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.

 

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 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.

Minkyung Marie Stella Oh

Boston MA  |    minkyungoh@gmail.com

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