Korean American pianist Suejin Jung enjoys a distinctive international career. Pushing boundaries to expand beyond her classical background, she incorporates various interdisciplinary collaborations in her work. She has won first prize in the 2020 Goodmesh Concours, a multimedia art competition in the Netherlands for her project ‘Breathmark’, which illustrated themes of climate crisis and racial injustice. Through collaborations across different artistic fields supported by grants including the New York Foundation for the Arts, Suejin has been able to imbue new life to numerous classical repertoires.
As a performer of various capacities, she has been invited to perform as a collaborative pianist at festivals such as Music Academy International (Mezzano, Italy), Ecoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau (France), and New York International Piano Competition. She has been a featured soloist with Ensemble Calliopée (France), Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, The Discovery Orchestra, Virtuosi Brunesis Orchestra (Italy), and her performances have been broadcasted and live-streamed on PBS and The Strad.
Suejin received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where she was a student of Julian Martin, Matti Raekallio, and Joseph Kalichstein as a recipient of Kamiya Sisters, Paul Jacobs Memorial, and G.G. Ulmer Memorial Scholarships. She was an artist-in-residence at Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris, France as a recipient of the 2019-2020 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship. She pursued Stage de Perfectionnement at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris working closely with Anne Queffélec during this time. Her collaboration project during her residency Debussy ”Chromatique” etude with artist Liberal Martin was selected for the ”Les Films de la Toile” festival in Paris. Future engagement includes performances at Vršac International Chamber Music Festival in Oslo, Norway, and a debut album recording with the TRPTK recording label.
As an educator, Suejin has served as a faculty member at Drew University, Rutgers University Extension Division, New York Music School, and PS 11 in Manhattan as an Education Outreach Fellow through the Juilliard School. Suejin is a Steinway Education Partner and currently based in OC, California.
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Suejin is a Steinway Education Partner. Her students have competed with distinction in both regional and national auditions and have performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, NV Factory, and Zimmerli Art Museums of Rutgers University. Before relocating to Irvine, CA, she was a faculty member at Drew University, and taught piano in New York Music School, chamber music in Rutgers Extension Division, and privately at her studio in Upper West Side, New York City. She had also led educational outreach classes in public schools in downtown Manhattan as well as her hometown in Chatham, New Jersey as an Education Outreach Fellow at the Juilliard School. As of 2022, she is residing in Irvine where she continues her musical career. To be in touch about lesson inquiries, contact Suejin here.
Suejin is available for professional engagements and collaboration throughout the year. Please get in contact for information on availability, performances, and teaching.