A native of South Korea, HaEun Yang started music studies at the age of five. During her musical journey, she has been a top prizewinner at numerous competitions including the American Protégé International Piano and String Competition, the Kuleshov International Piano Competition where she received both second prize and the Kuleshov award for musicianship, Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition (MTNA), Missouri Music Teachers Association state honors audition (MMTA), St. Louis Young Artist Piano Competition,Fite Young Artist Piano Competition and the finalist of the Coeur d’Alene National Young Artist
Competition in Washington.
As a performer, HaEun had her solo piano debut at Carnegie Hall as a result of being a top prize winner. She also has performed as a winner of the Missouri State University Concerto Competition where she performed with the MSU Symphony Orchestra. At the Steinway Circle Event, she was a guest pianist who performed on the personal piano of Vladmir Horowitz and she was a selected pianist to perform at the World Piano Teachers Association. In addition to performance activities, she is also a dedicated teacher in different class settings, and she enjoys teaching all range of levels of students. Ms.Yang gave a master class to students at the Houston Northern Music Academy and was an instructor at the River Oak Elementary School, Let’s Play Music Academy and Vivo Music & Art Academy in Texas. During her graduate studies, HaEun was a full-time Teaching Assistant of Class Piano where she taught both music and non-music major students. She is currently teaching Eastman and University of Rochester students as a full-time Secondary Piano Teaching Assistant.
She received B.M and M.M in piano performance at the Missouri State University as a full-tuition scholarship recipient under the tutelage of Dr.Hye-Jung Hong and had a graduate study at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston worked with Mrs. Nancy Weems. HaEun is pursuing her Doctoral of Musical Art in Piano performance and Literature with Professor Alan Chow at the Eastman School of Music.