Dr. Suk-Rahn Kwon is one of the most outstanding pianist in South Korea. As a solo pianist, she performed in numerous music centers in Europe (Paris, Rome, Salzburg), and in the USA( Jordan Hall and Williams Hall in Boston, Merkin Hall in New York, Lousiana – Lousiana International Piano Series and Bach Concert Series, Voertman Hall in Texas, etc). Also in Canada (Banff Festival), and in South Korea( Busan Grand Arts Center, Seoul Arts Center and Kum-Ho Art Hall). She also performed with Orchestras such as Kang-nam Philharmonic Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, and Korean Symphony Orchestra. Her performance of Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op.43 with Busan Philharmonic Orchestra at the ‘2007 Korea Orchestra Festival’ received critical acclaim: “dazzling and colorful sound, her playing is persuasive and brilliant”.
Dr. Kwon won several Competitions including 2007 Korea Orchestral Festival Soloist Audition, New England Conservatory Honor’s Audition, Clark University Competition, and International Viotti Valsesia Competition. She was invited as a jury member of the 2009 International Lousiana Piano Competition. She was also invited as a professor for 2012 and 2017 Washington International Piano Festival. Also, she has been very active academically and just finished her book on ‘Piano Literature’.
Dr. Kwon received her ‘Bachelor of Music’ and ‘Master of Music’ with Honor’s from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and her ‘Doctor of Musical Arts’ degree from the University of North Texas. Dr. Kwon was an Associate professor of Music at Sejong University and currently teaches at Seoul National University, Korea National University of Arts and Seoul Arts School.