P I A N I S T
Faculty Recital at UW-Madison Summer Music Camp, 2017, 2018
Jan. 2019 Radio Ending Segment "Anything Goes" WORT 89.9 FM
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 Op.18 3rd mvt.
Praised for his “refined tone quality with immensely powerful energy” (Chosun Daily Newspaper), Kangwoo Jin is an accomplished pianist concertizing nationally and internationally, including in Germany, Italy, China and Korea.
Dr. Jin has recently given live performances on Wisconsin Public Radio and WORT FM, and he was featured on WISC-TV Channel 3000 and the Wisconsin State Journal. He gave his debut concert at the Sejong Arts Center (Seoul, Korea) in 2005, sponsored by the Chosun Daily Newspaper. He is the recipient of the J. Battista Scholarship for performance excellence at Indiana University and the Collins Distinguished Fellowship for his doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Jin completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Hanyang University in South Korea and earned his Performer Diploma and Master's of Music at Indiana University where he worked as an associate instructor. While at UW-Madison for his doctoral program, Jin has won prizes in the concerto competition and Beethoven competition.
Jin is also an active collaborative pianist. He has won the UW-Madison Irving Shain Woodwind-Piano Duo competition and been named a member of The Perlman Piano Trio by the UW-Madison keyboard and string faculty from 2017 to 2019. Jin frequently collaborates with faculty members from universities, and performs in guest artist concerts at UW-Madison. He served as a staff pianist for the 2018 National Summer Cello Institute held in Karoga Lake, New York.
As a devoted educator, Jin has been teaching over 15 years and he has taught class piano and applied piano students at Indiana University as an associate instructor. At UW-Madison, he taught Piano Performance Critique and Classical Piano Classes at the Summer Music Program. Jin served as a Vice President of Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chapter at UW Madison and has presented at international, national, and regional conferences, such as the MTNA Collegiate Pedagogy Symposium, the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia, and the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association. On top of his active conference activities, he also published his articles in MTNA’s American Music Teacher Magazine and WMTA’s Newsletter. Jin frequently gives masterclasses in the U.S., China and Korea, specializing in working with advanced students.
Currently, he serves on the piano faculty at the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.