Pianist, teacher, and chamber musician
Ellen Hwangbo has extensive experience teaching students of all ages and levels of ability. She currently maintains a private studio as well as working as an instructor at the Levine School of Music. Previously, she was a teacher at Frank & Camille's in Long Island, New York and as a Teaching Assistant at Stony Brook University, where she taught undergraduate music majors and prepared them for juries and graduate school auditions.
As a performer, Ellen is known for her expressive power and passionate interpretations. A top-prize winner of the Music Teachers National Association’s National Young Artist Competition in 2006, she has also performed to great acclaim across Asia, Europe, and North America, with recent performances in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Merkin Hall. As a spirited chamber musician, Hwangbo has performed with world-renowned musicians such as Soovin Kim, Colin Carr, Jennifer Frautschi, William Sharp, Hye-Jin Kim, Eduardo Leandro, and Natasha Brofsky, among others. As a founding member of Consortium Ardesia, a new-music ensemble with horn player Ann Ellsworth and clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt, she has premiered and recorded compositions by Sheila Silver, William Pfaff, and Perry Goldstein. Ms. Hwangbo’s performances have been broadcast on several radio stations including VPR Classical and WRCJ Detroit. She has appeared at the Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn, Lake Champlain, Sarasota, and Aspen music festivals, as well as Pianofest and the Banff Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan where she studied under Logan Skelton, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from SUNY Stony Brook, where she studied under Gilbert Kalish.
About Ellen. . .