Seungyeon has been invited to participate in the International Bach Competition in Germany in March, and has agreed to present her program to our friends at Schmitt Music before she goes! Born in Seoul, South Korea, Seungyeon enjoys a career as a solo and collaborative pianist, and educator, and she is a doctoral student of piano professor Jack Winerock at The University of Kansas.
Seungyeon will delight us with a very special all-Bach program on February 18th. Please join us – Everyone is welcome! Seating is limited, so please let us know if you’ll attend.
Watch Ms. Baek perform “Piano Sonata No. 3, Op.46 1st movement” by D. Kabelevsky:
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Seungyeon Baek enjoys a career as a solo and collaborative pianist, and educator. She started playing the piano at the age of seven. Seungyeon received her bachelor’s degree from the Chugye University for the Arts majoring in Piano Performance, Seoul, South Korea where she received scholarships for four years and graduated with the President’s award. Seungyeon received her master’s degree at the Ewha Women University majoring in Piano Pedagogy in Seoul at the age of twenty four and decided to build her career not only as a pianist but also as a music educator by offering group piano classes and lectures as a certified teacher of the Piano Adventure by Nancy and Randall Faber.
She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree from the University of Kansas majoring piano performance and pedagogy under Dr. Jack Winerock. Seungyeon worked for the university as a graduate teaching assistant from 2012 to 2015, a director of community music school and an accompanist of the KU Youth Chorus from 2013 to 2015. In addition to her performance and pedagogy studies, Seungyeon also studied Dalcroze education at the Carnegie Mellon University with Dr. Annabelle Josephin in 2013 and at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, Colorado from 2014 to 2015 with Dr. Jeremy Dittus.
As a pianist, Seungyeon won the first prize on the KMTA, (Kansas Music Teachers Association) piano competition on November, 2013. She also won the second prize on The American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition and performed in the Competition’s Winners Concert on April 20th, 2014 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. As a collaborative pianist, Seungyeon was awarded an Honorable Mention from Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Duo Competition in 2015 with Wen-Ting Ong.