Pianist and co-founder of Muse9 Production, Korean-Canadian pianist Hyejin Kwon hails from Seoul, South Korea. She made her public debut at the Korean National Arts Center Concert Hall at age 7 and made her orchestral debut with Seoul Philharmonic at age 10. Hyejin moved to the United States at 15 to further her musical training and she has been based in Toronto, Canada since 2012, working actively as a prominent and renowned collaborative pianist, répétiteur, and vocal coach.
Hyejin has been on the music staff at the Canadian Opera Company, Against the Grain Theatre, Tapestry Opera, Canadian Children’s Opera Company, University of Toronto Opera, Lyric Opera Baltimore, Shoestring Opera, Repertory Opera Theatre in Washington, and was a vocal accompanying fellow at Aspen Music Festival in 2012. Hyejin has also been part of the faculties at COC Summer Intensive, Long Reach Opera Workshop, Against the Grain Theatre Summer Intensive, and St. Andrews Opera Workshop by the Sea.
Hyejin received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and an Artistic Diploma from the University of Toronto Opera. She is also a graduate of the renowned Canadian Opera Company’s ensemble studio. In addition to her busy professional career, Hyejin is currently working on her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in collaborative piano at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Steven Philcox.