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Dr. Mi-Jung Im, gold medalist of the 1997 San Antonio International Piano competition, was born in Korea and began studying piano at age four. At age six, she won the gold medal in the Korean National Teacher's Association competition and at age ten she was awarded first prize in the Samik National Piano Competition. That same year, she also won the gold medal in the National Children's Song Composition competition in Korea, after which her composition was nationally broadcast. Dr. Im's other competition successes include taking first prize in both the Dong-A Piano Competition in Korea and in the Stony Brook Concerto Competition in 1991 and winning the Artist International Audition in 1993 after playing only the preliminary round.

Dr. Im received her B.A. in music from Seoul National University in Korea and came to the United States. She received her Master's degree in music from the Juilliard School and earned her Doctorate of Music and Art from SUNY, Stony Brook. Her concert career includes performances with the George Enescu Romanian Orchestra, the Sliven Philharmonic of Bulgaria, the Los Angeles Youth Symphony, the Stony Brook Orchestra, the Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul National University Orchestra and the Seoul City Orchestra. Dr. Im has also given recitals at Carnegie Recital Hall, Lincoln Center, and Symphony Space in New York City and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as well as in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and Salzburg, Austria. She has toured extensively throughout the Far East, including three concert tours and numerous master classes. Dr. Im gave numerous concerts both in the United States and Korea premiering many piano works by her husband, Dr. Yoon-il Auh.


Studio Location
Seoul, Korea