“His sound is very fabulous and gorgeous. I do not doubt his infinite potential.” - Pianist Arie Vardi
Pianist Junyoung Hwang was born in South Korea where he graduated from Korea National University of Arts with honors. He received his artist diploma at Texas Christian University studying under Dr. Tamas Ungar. Currently, he is a pupil of Dr. Pamela Mia Paul at University of North Texas.
Mr. Hwang has received numerous scholarships during his studies including from Kyungsung University, Dong-Eui University, Busan Women’s University, Sun-Wha High School of the Arts, Sun-Wha Piano Society, Music-World Company, Pone Classic Company, The Korea Herald, Korea National University of Arts, Texas Christian University (full scholarship) and University of North Texas.
He was a bronze medalist at the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition and has won first prize at more than twenty competitions including the Korean Society of Music Education, Korean Music Association, Seoul Music, Music World, Korean Chamber Orchestra, Ye-Eum Classic, Busan Women’s University and Kyungsung University.
December 27, 2022, 7:30 pm
Junyoung Hwang, piano
Mr. Hwang made his solo debuts in recital at the Busan Arts Center, Scriabin Museum in Moscow, Russia, and Bryansk Symphony Concert Hall in Russia with the Bryansk Symphony. In addition, he has performed numerous solo and collaborative concerts at worldwide venues including the Youngsan Arts Center, KCC Concert Hall, Sejong Arts Center, Young-Cheon Arts Center, Ulsan Arts Center, Geum-Jeong Arts Center, KNUA Hall, Yonsei-Severance Hospital, New Delhi School of Music, Korean Cultural Center India, Universal Arts Center, The_Studio, Seoul National University Concert Hall, Voertman Hall, PepsiCo Hall, Ed Landreth Hall, and Laos National School of Arts.
Mr. Hwang has participated in masterclasses with distinguished pianists from all over the world including Dr. Dae-Jin Kim, Yuri Didenko, Nakamura Hiroko, Miroslav Kultyshev, HieYon Choi, Jong-Hwa Park, Aviram Reichert, Young-ho Kim, Arie Vardi and Boris Slutsky.
In addition to his studies, pianist Junyoung Hwang has shared his talents through volunteering as well. He was selected as a pianist for the Korean Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Dream Project in which he visited India (2014, 2016) and Laos (2015) to work with students and other aspiring artists. He was able to do so by providing masterclasses, private piano lessons and charitable concerts for those same students. During the project in India in the both 2014 and 2016, more than two hundred students auditioned to study piano with him. The masterclasses and piano lessons were provided at the Korean Cultural Center in India, School of Music in Delhi, and National Music School in Laos. Concerts were performed in the same places and the Laos National Arts Center.