Lecturer of Piano/Collaborative Piano
Lionel Hampton School of Music
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015
Praised for her “unforgettable, fearless tone color and articulation” (La Musica, New York), pianist Yoon-Wha Roh has been appearing as a celebrated soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, New Jersey Garden State Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, Sungnam Philharmonic Orchestra, and New York Classical Symphony Orchestra. She has also been featured in Korean monthly music magazines, Eumak Journal and The Piano, for her orchestra performances and interviews. Most recent broadcast was her Tchaikovsky Concerto performance with Korean Philharmonic Orchestra by Pyeonghwa Broadcasting Corporation.
Other notable performances have been presented at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Seoul Arts Center, Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Steinway Hall in New York, Jordan Hall, and Barnes Hall in Cornell University. She has appeared in major music festivals including Aspen Music Festival, Piano Texas International Academy & Festival, Schlern International Music Festival, Banff Center, New Paltz International Summer Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival and International Keyboard Institute & Festival. Her international appearances include performances in Prague, Italy, Spain, Brazil and South Korea.
Active as a chamber musician, Roh has served as a pianist of Baltimore Trio, and collaborated with violinist Colin Sorgi, trumpeter Luis Engelke, and hornist Michael Walker among the few. Her Dvořák Piano Quintet performance has won first prize in National Artists Concours and received Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition Award. In addition, Roh has appeared as a substantially experienced collaborative pianist in the Studios of acclaimed Sopranos, Theresa Kubiak and Patricia Wise. She has also featured collaborations with woodwind studios of Indiana University and served as a staff pianist at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
Roh holds Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Literature, with minors in theory and art administration from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the mentorship of Professor Arnaldo Cohen, Performance Diploma at Peabody Institute where she studied with Alexander Shtarkman, and Master of Music Degree at New England Conservatory with Victor Rosenbaum. Previous to joining the University of Idaho, she served as a piano faculty at the Towson University, Phillips Academy of Andover, and New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and Continuing Education. She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society and New England Piano Teachers Association.