Wha Kyung Byun was born and educated in Korea, where she won several competitions and was chosen by Seoul's leading newspaper as the most talented young artist in the country. She has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras in Korea, including the National Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in solo and chamber concerts throughout her homeland. Since coming to the U.S., Byun has performed throughout the Northeast and Midwest and has taught many students who have gone on to win major competitions.
B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Seoul National University; M.M., New England Conservatory. Piano with Russell Sherman, Won Bok Kim; chamber music with Rudolph Kolisch.
Photo by Andrew Hurlbut