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Minji Kwon

Korean-born pianist Dr. Minji Kwon is an insightful collaborator, educator and musician. Dr. Kwon was granted the Ambassadorial Scholarship from the Rotary Foundation to study in the US. She was the recipient of the Iowa Performance Fellowship while working on her DMA at the University of Iowa. Dr. Kwon taught as Adjunct Professor at New York University, where she earned her Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano. She internationally appeared in cities like Seoul, London, Prague, Mexico City, Chicago, Orlando, and New York City in such major venues as the Stern Auditorium and the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. Also, she gave concerts at the Juilliard School, New York University, Columbia University, Western Michigan University, University of Michigan, University of Florida, and Drake University. In 2019, she has collaborated with oboist Courtney Miller for a CD, “Portuguese Perspectives” and toured in Germany. She completed her DMA degree at the University of Iowa and her recording project was Solo Piano works by Croatian female composer Dora Pejačević. Dr. Kwon is a co-founder of Ensemble Yeon, and serves as an organist at Iowa City First United Methodist Church, as well as a staff pianist for the University of Iowa.