Korean-Canadian pianist Dr. Haewon Yang has been recognized for her colorful and sensitive performances, and described as an “expressive, intelligent & meticulous performer”. She is sought after for her flexibility across different genres and carefully studied interpretations of solo, chamber and collaborative repertoire. Haewon has won awards and honors from various foundations and competitions across North America, recognized for her academic and musical achievements.
Haewon has been invited to perform as a guest artist at the Yemel Philharmonic Society in Toronto, Canada, the Concordia Wilmington Concert Series in Wilmington DE, and the Indiana Landmarks Center in Indianapolis, IN, and performances have been heard in many venues across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Alongside performing, Haewon has a heart for teaching, and has previously held positions as an Associate Instructor of piano and faculty member at the Indiana University Young Pianist Program at the Jacobs School of Music. Through her teaching, she hopes to empower students to realize that all have the capability to be musical, as well as the ability to be creative in expressing musicality.
After getting a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Toronto, Haewon went on to complete graduate degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She recently graduated with a Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Literature, with a Minor in Music Education. Her doctoral research focused on the piano compositions of child composers, including the prodigious composer and pianist Emile Naoumoff. She attributes the entirety of her pianistic formation and musical training to her teachers Paulette Price, Marietta Orlov, and Arnaldo Cohen.
Haewon has mentored and taught students as the Adjunct Professor of Piano at Indiana University East, and she is currently the pianist/organist and music director of First United Methodist Church in West Lafayette, IN.