Korean pianist Heeyeon Chi has performed in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, Switzerland and in the United States, where she recently appeared at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall. She has been awarded the Outstanding Performance Award from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, and the Piano Department Award from Boston University, as well as prizes at nternational Keyboard Odyssiad Festival Competition, Brandshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, Canadian Music Competition, Burnaby Clef Society Competition, and Burnaby Concerto Competition. Highlights of her previous engagements include appearances as a soloist with the New England Repertory Orchestra conducted by Tiffany Chang, Orchestre des Jeunes de Friboug conducted by Theophanis Kapsopoulos, performances as an artist- in-residence at Banff Centre Arts Program, guest artist at Eastern Illinois University as well as at Interlochen Center for the Arts and Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Program, where she also had an opportunity to give a masterclass. While performing at the Chicago Piano Duo Festival in 2011 Ms. Chi was invited to coach young piano duo students in preparation for their recitals. Further appearances in festivals include the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg, the Ruza International Piano Festival in Russia, the International Keyboard Festival in New York, and the Orford Music Festival in Canada. Ms. Chi had the privilege of performing in masterclasses for such pianists as John Perry, John O’ Connor, Andre Laplante, Ian Hobson, Willem Brons, Atanas Kurtev, Yong Hee Moon, Richard Raymond, and acclaimed Beethoven’s scholar Lewis Lockwood.
Ms. Chi started piano at age 4 and attended at the Sun- Hwa Art School in Seoul, South Korea. In Canada she studied with David Bulmer and later with Marina Mdvani at McGill University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree as a recipient of such awards as McGill Entrance Scholarship, M.E. Choquette Scholarship, James McGill Award, and McGill University Scholarship. In the U.S. Ms. Chi studied with Victor Rosenbaum at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, earning a Master of Music degree with Academic Honors, and a Graduate Diploma degree as a recipient of New England Conservatory’s Entrance Scholarship. Ms. Chi completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University as a recipient of Boston University College of Fine Arts Scholarship, studying with Boaz Sharon. She is recipient of the Steinway Top Teacher Award in 2020. Currently, she serves piano faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Continuing Education in Boston.