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About guest pianist, Ms. Hae-Sun Paik

Originally from Daegu, South Korea, Hae-Sun Paik, ranks in in the world’s top 100 pianists.  

She has performed throughout the globe following her triumphs at major international piano competitions, including top prizes at the William Kapell (U.S.A.), the Leeds (England), the Queen Elisabeth (Belgium), and the Tchaikovsky (Russia) International Piano Competitions. Ms. Paik has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras including Boston Symphony, National Symphony, London Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Radio France Philharmonic, KBS Symphony, NHK Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic and Russian National Orchestra among others.

She has continuously appeared in music festivals throughout the United States and abroad, including the Beethoven Festival in Munich (Germany), Radio France Festival in Montpellier (France), Courchevel Music Festival (France), Beijing International Music Festival & Academy (China), Agassiz Music Festival (Canada), IKIF in New York, Piano Summer in SUNY-New Paltz and Busan Music Festival in Korea.

Hae-Sun, Paik began her musical studies in her native Korea. At 14, she came to the U.S. to study music at Walnut Hill School for Performing Arts in Boston and subsequently graduated from New England Conservatory; where she was a student of Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun. She was also invited by the International Piano Foundation in Lake Como (Italy) where she worked with many renowned international artists. Ms.

Paik divides her time between the U.S. and Korea where she is the special funded professor at Daegu Catholic University and the artistic director of Busan Music Festival.

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