Jean Ahn’s piano music reflects musical elements from the East and the West, as shown in her three Korean folk song arrangements, Folksong Revisited for solo piano. The poster introduces each folksong used in the set and its transformation to pianistic writing.
South Korean native Koeun Grace Lee is an avid performer, educator, and conference lecturer. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Post-Master’s Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor of Music in Piano and Piano Pedagogy and Artist Diploma from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Dr. Lee’s performance of Jean Ahn’s Folksong Revisited was aired in Music in Chicago of WFMT: Chicago’s classical and folk music radio. She presented numerous lecture-performances at conferences of the College Music Society in the U.S. and South Korea. She has been an active presenter at the Composition in Asia International Symposium and Festival at the University of South Florida and a featured artist in the Asheville Art Museum Pianoforte Series. Dr. Lee has performed at New Music Chicago Presents Series, Anderson First United Methodist Church, Roosevelt University, CMS national conferences, and many other venues. She will be releasing an album entitled Variations on a Theme by Stefan Wolpe in collaboration with an American composer, Robert Gross, including piano works by Jean Ahn and David Burge (PARMA, 2023).
Dr. Lee is a freelance pianist in Chicago area. She is on the piano faculty at Mattix Music Studio and serves as pianist at Community Church of Barrington. She previously taught at several institutions including Brevard College, Mars Hill University, the University of the Incarnate Word, Academy for the Arts at First Baptist Church-Asheville, and the University of North Carolina-Asheville Summer Piano Camp. Dr. Lee is an active member of College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas.