About Ji Won
Born in South Korea, Jiwon began playing the piano at the age of 5. She moved to the United States in the year of 2005 to focus on her study of piano. Since then, she participated in numerous music festivals and competitions including Southeastern Piano Festival, Moulin d’Ande Festival in France, and Amalfi Coast Festival in Italy. In 2008, she got Discretionary Award from the Southeastern Piano Festival Piano Concerto Competition and in the same year she appeared as a soloist performing Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. She recently won the Thaviu-Isaak Scholarship Competition held at Northwestern University. She is also a recipient of Howard Hansen Scholarship from the Eastman School of Music, merit scholarship from Northwestern University, and Graduate Assistantship from the University of Maryland at College Park. While studying at conservatories and music schools, she had master classes with renowned pianists/teachers including Olga Kern, Awadagin Pratt and Boris Berman.
Jiwon is also actively involved in accompanying and teaching, and she has been accompanying a number of church choirs since 2009 and has taught more than 20 private students in the past. She is currently pursuing the DMA degree at the University of Maryland at College Park under the guidance of Dr. Mayron Tsong.