Sora Oh

34-year-old pianist from South Korea performs S. Rachmaninov – Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28

About the artist

Korean-American pianist Sora Oh has concertized around the world, captivating audiences throughout the United States, Europe, and Korea. She has performed with the Poland Krakow Philharmonic, Rumania National Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Residence Orchestra, New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and the Music Academy of the West Orchestra, among others. In 2006, she made her New York debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra under the direction of James DePriest at The Juilliard School’s 100th Anniversary Commencement Concert.

Among her numerous competition honors are top prizes in the Samick and Hanguk piano competitions in Korea, Thursday Musical Competition, Schubert International Competition, YPSCA Competition sponsored by the Minnesota Orchestra, the Juilliard Concerto Competition, Kingsville International Young Performers Competition, and Oberlin International Piano Competition.

Currently, she teaches at Busan National University, Yewon School, and Seoul Arts High School in Korea. Previous teaching experiences include serving as an adjunct professor at Kyung Hee University, New Jersey City University, Ear Training instructor at The Juilliard School and as instructor for the piano department as well as teaching assistant to Douglas Humpherys at the Eastman School of Music. In 2012, she won the Teaching Assistant Prize at Eastman for her accomplishments.

Sora began piano studies at the age of four. When she was fifteen her family moved to the United States and resided in Minnesota, where she studied with Lydia Artymiw. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal and completed her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music with Douglas Humpherys.

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