Dr. Jugwon Noh is currently a resident of Austin, TX where he enjoys a multifaceted musical career. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Chung-Ang University in South Korea, where he studied with Prof. Hyekyoung Lee. Jugwon obtained a Master of Music degree and a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Prof. Gregory Allen.
Jugwon has earned prizes and received recognition in several competitions including the first prize both in the Haneum Music Competition and The Music Association of Korea Competition, the second prize both in The Piano Duo Association of Korea Competition and The Czerny Association of Korea Competition in South Korea. He has performed nationally and internationally both as a soloist and collaborator. He was invited to participate and perform at Clear Creek Music Festival in Oregon and has participated in numerous masterclasses given by internationally renowned musicians including John Perry (Glenn Gould School, Toronto), Steven Mayer (University of Denver), Gilbert Kalish (Stony Brook University), Kurt Seibert (Hwf Bremen, Germany), and Gustavo Romero (University of North Texas). He received several honors including Mary Frances Bowles Couper Presidential Scholarship, Butler School of Music Scholarships, The Wayne L. Catching Endowed Scholarship, William C. Race Endowed Presidential Scholarship, Eileen and Wm. David George Endowed Scholarship.
As a founding member of the Amicus Piano Duo, the duo has previously showcased their artistry by performing a rendition of C. Saint-Saëns “The Carnival of the Animals” written for two pianos and orchestra, which was held at The Korean Society for Art & Culture Festival, sponsored by Korean Consulate General in Houston. For their upcoming inaugural performance, they will present an engaging program with a “French Dance” theme, followed by performances featuring various musical themes. Through this concert series, the ensemble aims to celebrate the diversity of classical music and inspire audiences with their performances.
Jugwon is a passionate educator and enjoys all aspects of piano teaching. He has established a private piano studio in Central Austin for students of all ages and levels to prepare for annual studio recitals, piano competitions, music theory exams, and other events. His students earned prizes in several competitions, and he received Excellence in Teaching Award at Carmel Arts International Competition in 2022 and 2023.
Recently, Jugwon successfully finished his lecture recital at the Butler School of Music. His proposals also have been selected as presentations for many regional, national, and international conferences. Recent presentations include appearances at TMTA Convention in Dallas, TX, MTNA Collegiate Symposium in Dallas, TX, and the College Music Society’s South Central Conference (selected winner in the lecture recital category) in San Angelo, TX.
He has been an active member of the Music Teacher National Association of the Americas, College Music Society, Texas Music Teacher Association, and Austin District Music Teacher Association since 2018.