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Elaine Kwon, Lecturer in Music, DMA Boston University, MM New England Conservatory, BM University of Texas. Prize-winning pianist, Elaine Kwon, has performed solo and chamber music concerts in the U.S., internationally, and has been broadcast on television and radio in the U.S., Canada, China, and Bulgaria. Kwon received standing ovations at her sold-out Carnegie Hall benefit concerts at Weill Hall (2008), and Zankel Hall (2010, 2011, 2012), as well as her solo concerto performances with the Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta, New York Chamber Virtuosi, and Union Symphony. She has been an active chamber musician with OCTET, Forecast New Music Group, Light and Sound Water Trio, and Hebert/Kwon piano duo, among others. 2013 appearances include a residency at the National Music Festival, with chamber music concerts, and solo concerto performance with the National Music Festival Orchestra, and several concerts in Haiti, where she will perform for the President of Haiti.

Elaine holds a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do (five-time U.S. National Forms Champion) and currently studies Shaolin Kung Fu. She represented Nike in Asian ad campaigns, has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Women’s Health, and numerous other magazines, ads, videos, books, and is represented by Wilhelmina Models. She has been a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, was honored as a 2008 Power Woman of New York, and was the subject of a documentary for the Arirang television series, Dream It in 2010, which was broadcast to eighty-nine million households internationally. Currently, she is the Co-founder/President of Savor Your Senses™, an innovative concert series pairing music with wine, food, and other arts. Ms. Kwon lives in New York, where she continues to find ways to combine and communicate her passion for music, martial arts, and optimal living. Elaine Kwon is an Artist's Choice recording artist.


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Elaine Kwon

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ekwondo@mit.edu