Professor of Music (Piano)
Office: Carpenter Hall 301
Dr. Jeongwon Ham has won numerous competitions including the Bartok/Kabalevsky International, Paul Hindemith, Simon Belsky, and Folkwang piano competitions. She has also won top prizes at the Artur Schnabel and the Epinal International competitions, and the "best interpretation" prizes on Paul Hindemith (Hindemith competition) and Albert Roussel (Epinal International competition). The German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau has written, "Jeongwon Ham possessed astonishing and effortless technique. She plays not only with incredible warmth, but also with great power." Jeongwon Ham has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Her major international appearances since 2007 include solo and chamber recital performances in Beijing (China), Berlin, Bochum, and Meissen (Germany), Sheffield(England), Seoul (Korea), among others. In 2007 and 2009, she was invited as the Artist in Residence at the Renmin University of China in Beijing. In 2011 summer, she was invited as a faculty member of the Asia International Piano Academy and Festival (AIPAF) in Korea, and to present a recital at the World Piano Conference in Serbia. In 2012 summer, she is invited to perform solo and chamber performances and teach a master class at the 37th Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt in Austria. She has been featured at international and national conferences and festivals including the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities and Festival Internationale Incontri Musicali di Sorrento in Italy. Dr. Ham's degrees are from the Folkwang Hochschule für Musik in Essen, the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, and the University of Kansas. Her principal teachers include Sequeira Costa, Klaus Hellwig, Hans Leygraf, and Ludger Maxsein. Dr. Ham has held teaching positions in Germany and the U.S.
- Künstlerische Abschlußprüfung—Folkwang Hochschule für Musik, Essen, Germany
- Konzertexamen-Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Germany
- DMA-Piano Performance, University of Kansas