Giyong Ahn

Giyong Ahn, a native of South Korea, is a pianist and chamber musician. Embarking on his musical journey at the age of six, Ahn has showcased his talent as both a soloist and collaborative pianist across South Korea and the United States.

He has held the position of official collaborative pianist for events such as the American Single Reed Conference and the ISB Double Bass Competition. Ahn's prowess as a chamber musician has led to invitations to perform at venues including the Society of Composers Conference, WFHB, and the Sempre Chamber Music Series. Notable among his experiences are his participation in programs such as the Music Academy of the West and the Colorado College Summer Festival, where he served as a collaborative piano fellow. Additionally, Ahn has contributed to the Austin Chamber Music Center Workshop, mentoring the young artist division, and performing as a faculty artist.

His collaborative ventures extend beyond chamber music, encompassing performances with choirs and large ensembles such as the Concordia University Community Choir, UT Wind Ensemble, UT New Music Ensemble, UT Symphony Orchestra, and CCSMF Orchestra, exploring a diverse range of musical styles.

Dr. Ahn earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in collaborative piano from the University of Texas at Austin, studying under the guidance of Colette Valentine. Prior to this, he obtained his Performance Diploma at Indiana University with Anne Epperson, his Master of Music at the University of Texas at Austin with Gregory Allen, and his Bachelor of Music at Kyungwon University with Seunghye Choi. Throughout his doctoral and performance diploma studies, Ahn served as a teaching assistant and graduate assistant, further enriching his musical insights and pedagogical skills.

Currently, Dr. Ahn holds the position of lecturer in collaborative piano at Central Washington University.

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