Hyunki Yoon

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DMA, University of Missouri - Kansas City
MM, University of Missouri - Columbia
BM, Chu-Gye University for the Arts

Hyunki Yoon is an active pianist and chamber musician who has performed at venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall, The Kauffman Center, and The Missouri Theatre in the United States; Seong-San Art Hall and Bu-Cheon Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Hall in South Korea; Ho Chi Minh City Opera House in Vietnam; Korea Kulturhaus Österreich and The Bezirksmuseum Floridsdorf in Austria; Festival Kefasfest in Czechia; Kunsthaus-Berlin-Marbella in Spain; and Kulturfabrik Ibach-Haus in Germany.

As a South Korean, Hyunki has received national recognition.  His performances have been broadcast on the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and he has had several performance reviews and interviews published in major South Korean newspapers and journals such as Dong-A Ilbo, Jung-Ang Daily, Bu-Cheon City, Gyeong-Nam Ilbo, and Gak-Seck.

Throughout his career, Hyunki has performed in several piano competitions and has received 1st place awards in The Eum-Yeon Piano Competition, The Music Education Newspaper Competition, and The American Prize Competition (solo piano division).  He also received a 2nd place award in The American Protégé International Competition.

As a scholar, Hyunki has given lectures and master classes at The College Music Society (CMS), The Music Teachers National Association (MMTA), Albany State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, The University of Delaware, The University of Wisconsin – Stout, Western Illinois University, and Chang-Shin University.

During his formative years, Hyunki studied under Dr. In-Mee Park at the Chu-Gye University for the Arts in Seoul (Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance), Dr. Peter Miyamoto at the University of Missouri - Columbia (Master of Music degree in Piano Performance) where he graduated with a student honor, and Dr. Robert Weirich at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance) where he received a full scholarship for his entire doctoral program.

Currently, Hyunki is an adjunct professor of piano at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, and the University of Missouri – Columbia. He is also a vice president of the Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA).