Ellen Hwangbo

Ellen Hwangbo, piano (Washington, DC), is a top-prize winner of the 2006 Music Teachers National Association’s National Young Artist Competition. She has also performed to great acclaim across Asia, Europe, and North America. Ellen has recently performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Merkin Hall, and appeared as a soloist with the Timisoara Philharmonic in Romania. She performs with the award-winning Saguaro Trio as artists-in-residence at the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles. She has also performed with world-renowned musicians such as Soovin Kim, Colin Carr, Jennifer Frautschi, William Sharp, Paul Neubauer, Eduardo Leandro, Natasha Brofsky, and Wu Han, among others. Ellen’s performances have been broadcast on several radio stations including VPR Classical and WRCJ Detroit.  She has appeared at the Music@Menlo, Lake Champlain, Sarasota, and Aspen music festivals, as well as Pianofest and the Banff Centre. Ellen began her piano studies with Peter Cooper and continued with Logan Skelton at the University of Michigan, graduating summa cum laude. She received her M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from SUNY Stony Brook, where she studied under Gilbert Kalish. Past Yellow Barn musician (Summer 2011-2012, 2016).