ABOUT THE ARTIST
Praised for “beautiful array of pianistic colors”, “abundance of technique”, “original interpretation”, and “undeniably impressive prestidigitation”, pianist Eunmi Ko (eunmiko.com) appeared in the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Festival de Musica Contemporanea, Festival Cervantino Internacional in Mexico, Chautauqua Music Festival, Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, Women in Music Festival (Rochester, NY), Music Center of Christchurch, Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid, Siam Ratchada Auditorium, Seoul Arts Center, Eastman School of Music, World Piano Conference, Music Since 1900 Conference, among others. Ko performs a wide range of piano repertoire from premieres of new works by living composers to the traditional and rarely played piano works. Ko frequently communicates with young pianists through recitals and master classes at conservatories and universities. Recently, she was guest artist/teacher at Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Ohio University, Eastern Michigan University, Lynn University, University of Florida, University of Tampa, University of Tennessee, Ying Wa College, among others. Ko is co-founder and co-director of the unique piano trio Strings & Hammers, which has the unusual instrumentation of violin, piano, and double bass and music director of new opera company Sunshine City Opera. This spring, she launched the piano- voice duo Songeaters with Grammy nominated mezzo soprano Thea Lobo.
Ko holds a BM degree from Seoul National University and graduate degrees (MM and DMA) from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Rebecca Penneys. Ko teaches at USF as Assistant Professor of Piano and Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival. She is also co-advisor of the New-Music Consortium at the University of South Florida. Ko may also be heard on the recently published CD release of She Rose, and Let Me In (“This is an unusual but beautifully assembled program…”) and Musical Landscapes of Hilary Tann (“excellent introduction to Tann’s music world”).