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A native of Korea, pianist Youn-Hee Bang attended Yewon School of Fine Arts, the most prestigious school for talented young musicians in Korea. Graduating with a full scholarship with the highest honor from Sungshin Women's University in Seoul, Korea, she came to the United States and furthered her studies at California State University, Fullerton to study with Eduardo Delgado and received her Master's degree. Bang continued her studies at Manhattan School of Music where she received a Manhattan School of Music Scholarship as a student of Phillip Kawin. In addition, She also studied with Alfons Kontarsky at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Currently, Bang is pursuing her Doctoral degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, which offered her a full-tuition scholarship to pursue her D.M.A.

Being the first to receive the Alicia de Larrocha Scholarship from California State University, Fullerton, the legendary pianist Mm. Alicia de Larrocha highly praised for Bang's impressive combination of virtuosic technique and colorful musicality, and wrote to Bang, "Youn-Hee, you will be a great artist." Bang's many awards include high honors from the Missouri Southern, and Virginia Waring International Piano Competition and, the first prize and the best performance award of Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, International Peninsula Young Artist Music Festival Competition, Carmel Piano Competition and the CPMTA (California Professional Music Teachers Association) Sonata Competition. Bang was also the two-time Grand Prize winner of 2000 and 2002 Music Associates Performance Award Competition in Southern California.

Bang has been featured as soloist with several orchestras including the International Chamber Ensemble of Rome, Incheon Symphony, Royal Chamber Ensemble, Sungshin Women's University Orchestra in Korea, as well as the California State University Orchestra. Her solo and chamber appearances have presented her at such venues as the Seoul Arts Center, Sejong Arts center in Seoul, Korea, the Recital Hall of Mozarteum Music Academy in Salzburg, Austria, City Hall in Andorra, Spain, McCallum Theatre in Palm Spring, CA, Steinway Hall, Yamaha Hall, and the Staller Center in New York.

Among her Korean teachers are Young-Joo Hong, Gahng-Soon Lee, and Bo-Mee Ihm, and she has played in the masterclasses not only in Korea but also in the United States, and been coached by Alicia de Larrocha, Norma Fisher, Igor Kipnis, Louis Lortie, Seimour Berstein, and Oxana Yablonskaya among others.

 
Studio Location
Clifton, NJ 07013
 
 
Website
www.pianistbang.com