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Chaekyung Moon, piano

April 18, 7:30 pm

free admission

Chaekyung Moon, piano

Born in South Korea, Chaekyung Moon, a professional pianist, has received acclaim for her performances throughout the United States and South Korea. Dr. Moon distinguished herself as an exceptional young pianist upon winning top prizes in the Kyung-Hyang Music Competition, National Young Artists Piano Competition for six successive years, Suwon Women’s University Music Competition, and International Piano Duo Association Competition in Korea. Prior to her move to Hawaii in 2017, Dr. Moon was on the piano faculty and the executive assistant of the Pre-College Program at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Dr. Moon has been regularly invited to perform in city-sponsored concerts at the Miryang Arts Center in Korea.

Dr. Moon has had the privilege of studying under Nancy Garrett, Shigeo Neriki, Bong-Ae Shin, and the late Elliott Antokoletz. Dr. Moon received a Bachelor of Music degree from Yonsei University and a Master of Music degree and Performer Diploma from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where she received the György Sebők Scholarship in Piano and the Dean’s Scholarship. In 2014, she completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin where she was awarded numerous scholarships, including the William C. Race Endowed Presidential Scholarship, Alamo City Endowed Scholarship, Mary D. Bold Scholarship, and Betty Osborn Biedenharn Endowed Presidential Scholarship. During her doctoral years, Dr. Moon was the recipient of the Outstanding Solo Recital Award for the 2012-2013 school year and the Outstanding Lecture Recital Award in the 2013-2014 school year. In addition, her scholarly article, “Isang Yun’s Piano Music: Fusion of East and West in Twelve-tone and Atonal Contexts,” was published in the International Journal of Musicology in 2015.

The program will include:

  • J. S. Bach          Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903
  • Alban Berg      Piano Sonata, Op. 1
  • Robert Schumann      Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Free admission


April 18
7:30 pm
free admission
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