Dr. Jooeun Pak Biography



JOOEUN PAK has appeared in major concert venues as a soloist, chamber musician, and a champion of contemporary music since she won the Gold medal in Korean National Competition at the age of 10. Pak has given performances in major cities in the U.S., Korea, Italy, Jordan, and Germany including Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, NY, Terrace Theatre in Kennedy Center in D.C, Armstrong hall in Torrance, Bennet Gordon hall in Ravinia, and was recently a featured artist in Chicago radio station WFMT.

Pak gives concerts with winners of the renowned international competitions, including the Metropolitan National Council Audition, and the Tchaikovsky International Competition. As a winner of the Latin American Music Competition, Pak released a CD featuring compositions by Latin American contemporary composers including Gabriela Lena Frank and Miguel del Aguila, with a violinist Colin Sorgi. Pak’s extensive collaboration with leading living composers has distinguished her as a highly versatile pianist. Pak is a passionate advocate of commissioning and giving world premiers of compositions of our time, including Rabble Rouser by Don Freund.

Pak was formerly a full-time lecturer in piano in Towson Univ., Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano in the Univ. of Puget Sound, and an Associate Instructor in Indiana Univ., Jacobs School of Music. She is a currently a faculty member of Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, and as an Assistant Professor of Piano/ Director of Piano Studies at the Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver since the Fall, 2016.

Pak received DM in Piano Performance and Literature under the mentorship of distinguished professor Manahem Pressler to whom she also served as a teaching assistant. Pak’s study was supported by IU Doctoral Fellowship which was awarded for academic and performance excellence.