Piano, Chamber Music
With performances that convey the most delicate of sentiments and virtuosity that carries her own musical expression, Dr. Oh is an active solo and chamber music in Boston.
Minkyung Oh was introduced to the piano at age 3, when she learned a few pieces of music and began playing them at wedding ceremonies starting when she was 4. Later She began her professional training in piano at age 11 at the renowned Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School in Korea. She made her debut at age 14 with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra at Seoul Arts Center. She has won numerous prizes in major national competitions in Korea including Chosun Newspaper Competition, Korean Newspaper Competition, and Samick Piano Competiton. She was invited to the KBS classical Radio studio and her performances being broadcast on KBS FM Radio and The Classical Channel in Korea. Minkyung was honored to be the soloist with the Seoul Arts High School Orchestra at the school’s annual celebratory concert for seniors. After graduating with top honors from Seoul Arts High School and gaining entrance with also top honors to Korean National University of Arts
Graduating with Distinction in Performance from New England Conservatory, Minkyung Oh has won the first prize in Richmond Competition and Honors Competition in Boston, Dr. Oh earned a BM and MM from New England Conservatory, a Post Graduate Diploma from Royal Academy of Music in London, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University where she was also a teaching assistant. Dr. Oh has performed at various music festivals including Bowdoin Music Festival, the Mozarteum Festival in Salzburg, Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, the TCU Cliburn Piano Institute in Texas, the New Paltz Summer Festival in NY, and Cervo Music Festival in Italy. She performed as soloist with the Perugia Festival Orchestra in Italy in 2011 and was invited as a guest artist at Orléans Music Festival in France in 2012. In 2013 Phoenicia Publishing released Ms. Oh’s first recording, of recent works by the American composer Jon Appleton, The Scarlatti Doubles and The Couperin Doubles, which was broadcast on VPR Classical Radio Station and praised by Steve Reich as “…a beautiful addition to piano literature”. Appleton dedicated his new composition Suite des Hommages to Minkyung in 2014. Dr. Oh recently gave an acclaimed solo recital in Korea to a sold-out audience at The Seoul Arts Center in Korea and gave a special ceremony of Isang Yun centennial celebration sponsored by Korea Cultural Society of Boston. Dr. Oh is a member of the piano faculty at Rivers School Conservatory and at ASMI summer institute, and is the Artistic Director of Boston Piano Ensemble and Weston Al Fresco Concert Series. Beside piano, she is an active practitioner of Taichi and Qigong and she eanred the certification of a Qigong instructor to deliver the technique to her students and her friends.