Amber Ahn

Amber A.

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Seattle, WA

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Amber teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: February 2011
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I was born and raised in S. Korea. I studied piano performance at Cleveland Institute of Music and University of Iowa and hold DMA in piano performance and pedagogy from University of Iowa. Other than music I hold BS in Computer Science from State University of New York and studied in the master’s program for computer science at Portland State University. I began to play the piano when I was six and won prizes from the local competitions sponsored by Daegu Board of Education and Dague Division of Korean Musicians Association. I performed in major cities in Korea, the US and Europe such as Seoul, Paris, Vienna, Cleveland and Philadelphia. I participated in The Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition during my last year at University of Iowa and was mentioned by the judges as a technically very good pianist. For additional studies I participated in Aspen Music School and Music Festival, Claude Elffere's Master Class (Paris, France), Mozarteum Summer School and Music Festival (Salzburg, Austria) and Vienna Music Seminar (Vienna, Austria).
Previously I was a rehearsal pianist of operas, II pagliacci by Leoncavallo, Snatched by the Gods and Broken Strings by Param Vir, and contemporary operas based on the works by Francesca Cavalli. As a collaborative pianist I performed in numerous concerts and performed in master classes of Joseph Silverstein, Steven Isserlis, Julliard Quartet, Isaac Stern and Richard Stoltzman. I have been teaching piano at the university settings (University of Iowa and Catholic University of Daegu) or privately for 10+ years. I moved to Seattle in 2010.


Oracle Certified Associate: Oracle 10g DBA Mar 2008


Spellman Achievement Award Mar 2004
State University of New York at Albany
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