Hae Joo Hahn
the first Korean harpist who has received the title of Meister in Harp, has been praised by critics for her deep sentiment and superb technical demonstration in her native South Korea and Europe.
Ms Hahn has performed as a soloist with Seoul Royal Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Polish Baltic Frederic Chopin Philharmonic in Gdansk, the State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Kiev Symphony Orchestra in Ukraine, Filamonica Moldova Iasi and Poloiesti Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania among others.
She graduated from Sunhwa Arts and Seoul National University in South Korea, and continued her studies at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München where she graduated with the best performance of Meisterklasse under the tutelage of Helga Stock.
As a top prize winner of the 5th Music Journal Concours, Ms Hahn had her first public debut at the Egyptian embassy in Seoul by invitation, which led her continue to perform at such venues as Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Solist Ensemble broadcast on MBC, Music Journals Spring Concert and Embassies of Germany, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Japan and Norway in Seoul, Korea.
While studying in Europe, Ms Hahn performed and received favorable reviews from TV Channel in Bordeaux, from her completion of the International Academy at the Moulin dAnde and at British museums. She Hahn has also collaborated with the Rodin Quartet at Munich City Museum Music Hall in Germany as a part of the International Conference held at Klinikum Rechts der Isar affiliated with Munich School of Medicine.
Most recently, Ms Hahn has appeared at New Yorks Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center performing Vivaldi's concerto for harp and string orchestra, to great acclaim.
Ms Hahn teaches at Baekseok University, Conservatory of Music, and serves as a director of the Hwajeong Museum in Seoul where she presents a monthly concert to broaden the classical music community in Korea.