Seminar with Yesook Lee
Yesook Lee is a Korean-American composer, educator, and pianist composes for traditional ensembles, solos, and operas, as well as compositions incorporating electronic media.
A graduate of Boston University (B.M. in piano and composition), Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory of Music (computer music), and the University of Maryland (D.M.A. in composition), Lee studied with composers Thomas Benjamin, Charles Dodge, Mark E. Wilson, and Geoffrey Wright. She has also studied with Horatiu Radulescu in Paris and attended the American Conservatory of Fontainebleau.
Lee has been awarded several grants and scholarships, including the Korean Cultural Foundation Artist Grant, the Peabody Career Grant, and the University of Maryland Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Other awards include First Place in the Prix d’Été Competition, the Walsum Composition Award, and the International Society of American Music Composer Award. Lee has received numerous commissions, including ones from the Maryland Opera Studio and the Russian Chamber Arts Society. As an active secondary school education instructor, Lee teaches PVA piano and composition at Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Maryland.
Seminar with Marian Hahn
Marian Hahn has been a member of the piano and chamber music faculties at the Peabody Conservatory since 1987, and currently holds the Singapore Conservatory of Music Chair in Piano. She was instrumental in the founding of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore and was in residence there during the fall semester of 2007. During her trips to Asia, Ms. Hahn has performed and given master classes in Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Thailand. She has also given master classes throughout the United States and has frequently served as a competition juror, most notably at the Geneva International Piano competition, Concert Artists Guild, MTNA national competition, Fischoff Chamber Music, and Hilton Head International.
Hahn’s career as a performer, evenly balanced between solo and chamber music appearances, has taken her to 48 states, Europe and Asia. Her solo career was advanced by top prizes in the International Leventritt Competition and the Concert Artists Guild auditions, which led to her New York debut and “Encore” recitals at Weill Hall. She was also a top prizewinner in the University of Maryland and Kosciuszko competitions.
Among the orchestras with which she has given solo performances are the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Jacksonville Symphony (five engagements). Hahn has also performed in prestigious recital series in Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis and New York. Critically acclaimed European tours have taken her to England, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, and Germany.
As a chamber musician, Hahn has participated in the Marlboro, Sedona, Rockport, and Grand Canyon festivals, and was a long-time faculty artist at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine. A founding member of the Amabile Piano Quartet, recording on the Summit label, she also toured extensively as a member of the Amadeus Trio, recording on the Kleos label. She has also participated in the Summit, Interharmony, and most recently in the Virtuoso e Bel Canto summer music festivals.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College with a major in Comparative Religion, Hahn received her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. Her teachers have included John Perry, Ilona Kabos, Leon Fleisher, and Benjamin Kaplan.
Seminar with Jinha Park
Jinha Park stands today on the verge of a significant career as a concert pianist, having engaged in numerous demanding and broadening preparatory steps in the last 20 years. Her competition experience has provided her with a keen sense of challenge and accomplishment, and her life experiences teaching, performing and even volunteering have given her a humanity and heart that clearly shows in her playing.
Dr. Park began her piano studies at the age of six and gave her public debut at fourteen. Her education has been arts-based, beginning with the Seoul National University in her native country and ending at the Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory in the U.S. Her teachers have included such names as Marina Lomazov, Marian Hahn, Philippe Entremont, Elisenda Fabregas, HyungBae Kim, and Kook-Im Son. She has also studied under Yoheved Kaplinsky, Ann Schein, John Perry and Leon Fleisher.
Jinha Park has won major piano competitions including the Burgos International Music Competition(Spain), the Vienna Allegro Vivo International Chamber Music Competition(Austria), TMTA (Texas Music Teachers Association) solo and concerto competitions, the Etude and Baltimore Music Club competitions, the University of Texas at San Antonio Concerto & Aria Competition and several others. She has been a prize winner in yet other competitions such as the Chosun Newspaper’s competition, the Choon-Chu National Piano Competition in Korea.
Dr. Park a long track record as a performer in Korea, Europe, and America. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the most prestigious halls including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Kumho Art Hall (Seoul), and other performances at St. Petersburg (Russia), Perugia (Italy), Barcelona (Spain), and Union City (U.S.). Since 2014, she has been a soloist with the following orchestras including Virtuoso Brunesis Orchestra (Italy), Vienna CMS Chamber Orchestra, Festival Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea), Romanian Oltenia Symphony Orchestra, Alicante Symphony Orchestra (Spain), and Romanian Timisoara Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014-2018, Dr. Park was invited to be a jury member at the International Youth Competition ‘A Step Towards Mastery’ in Saint Petersburg, Russia, as well as at the New York Musicians Club in Seoul International Piano Competition, Sunhwa National Piano Competition, and at OMTA (Oregon Music Teachers Association) Classical Music Competition in Portland, U.S.A.
Jinha Park is the director of the Music Fest Perugia, Seoul, Korea. She has served as a guest artist at the Music Fest Perugia, Italy, the Costa Rica International Music Festival, Super Saturday at Lone Star College, the Triumph International Music Festival, the Colorado International Piano Academy, and Thousand Islands International Piano Festival and Competition.
Dr. Park has served an adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland University College (Asia, Europe), and a lecturer at Sookmyung Women’s University, Chungnam National University, Baekseok Conservatory, Sunhwa Arts Performing Arts High School in Korea. She was the faculty member at August State University Conservatory and Saint Mary’s Hall in Texas.