Pianist Jung-Won Shin has appeared as an active solo and collaborative pianist with a large range of repertoire for solo, vocal, and chamber music at recitals and concerts in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and Korea. She has won prizes and has been selected as a finalist at several solo, chamber music, and concerto competitions, such as the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, the Annual Kankakee International Piano Concerto Competition, and the Korea Festival Ensemble Chamber Music Competitions.
Shin has been featured in international and regional conferences of the College Music Society, the New Music on the Bayou Festival in Monroe and Ruston, Louisiana, the Music by Women Festival in Columbus, Mississippi, the Music in Action Conference in Los Angeles, museLIVE online live recitals, the Lives of the Piano concert series at the Manhattan School of Music and the Beethoven Sonata Recital Series at the Yamaha Artist Services in New York, the Beethoven Bootcamp in Dublin, Ireland, the Summer Concert Series at Buam Art Hall and the Geumjeong Cultural Center in Korea, Rising Stars Concerts at the Orford Summer Music Academy and Festival, and guest recitals and master classes at several universities in the U. S. and Korea. Her collaborative CDs, Chansons de la Nuit (Centaur Records) with soprano Amy Yeung and Franck and Fauré Sonatas with violinist Sue-Jean Park have been released. Her current and recent projects include a series of recitals on Beethoven’s piano sonatas and concertos, annual collaborative recitals with violinist Anne-Gaëlle Ravetto and trombonist Douglas Mark, recitals on solo piano works written by American and Korean living composers, a series of recitals and performances on piano duo and duet works by contemporary Korean and Japanese composers in collaboration with Kumiko Shimizu, and an anthology of Korean art songs in collaboration with soprano Teri Herron.
Shin has adjudicated several local, state, regional, and international solo, concerto, and chamber music competitions and has served as Chamber Music Chair, Vice President for Pre-College Performances, and Vice President for Pre-College Evaluations at the Mississippi Music Teachers Association (MMTA). Recently she has initiated and organized academic and cultural exchange programs between DSU and Sungkyul University and Art & Culture Management CloudPoseidon’s musicians of traditional Korean instruments in both the U. S. and Korea. She has co-hosted The Art of the Piano, an annual piano festival, both virtual and in-person at Delta State University (DSU) in Cleveland, Mississippi, since 2010. She has initiated a summer seminar program for teachers, The Art of the Piano FOR TEACHERS that was co-hosted with her DSU piano colleague, Dr. Kumiko Shimizu, on the DSU campus in Summer 2023 for the first time. She has been on the guest faculty of the Summer Piano Camp and the Keyboard Festival of Sungkyul University. As a clinician, she has presented master classes and workshops at several universities, high schools, and music festivals in Korea and the U. S.
Shin has earned degrees in piano performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (D. M. A.), Indiana University (M. M.), and Seoul National University (B. M.), studying piano with Ian Hobson, Jeremy Denk, Hyung-Joon Chang, Unkyoung Kang, Hyeyoung Suh, and Eunsook Seo, and collaborative piano and chamber music with Leonard Hokanson, Mauricio Fuks, Ik-Hwan Bae, Eunhee Park, and Suren Bagratuni. She has also participated in master classes with José Feghali, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Anton Kuerti, Kum-Sing Lee, and John O’Conor.
The recipient of the 2023 S. E. Kossman Outstanding Teacher Award of Delta State University, Shin is currently Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Piano Preparatory Program at the university, and the President of the MMTA.