Keun Young Sun

Keun Young SunPiano

A collaborative pianist, Keun Young Sun, began her piano studies at age 5.  After she received her bachelor's degree in piano performance from Kei-Myung University, Korea, Dr. Sun came to the United States in 1996 to study with Veronica Jochum and Irma Vallecillo at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she graduated with two master's degrees in solo piano performance and collaborative piano.

Keun Young says, “As a teacher, I try to establish a trusting relationship with my students and their parents. Learning music should be a motivating, memorable and enjoyable journey. As their trustworthy instructor, I guide my students along their musical path hoping it brings happiness and a lifelong desire to play the piano."

Dr. Sun has been performing as a collaborative pianist as well as a solo pianist in numerous venues, including the Benedict Music Tent in aspen; Williams Hall, Jordan Hall, and Brown Hall in Boston; Citizen Arts Center Great Hall, Daegu, Korea; Rudolph Ganz Hall in Chicago; and Universita degli di verona, Vereona, Italy.  As an active collaborative pianist, she founded the Eclatant Piano Trio and Sun-Trinidad Duo, and gave numerous chamber music recitals in the U.S.  She also collaborates with faculty members at the Endicott college, the New England Conservatory of Music's Preparatory Division, and other musicians.  As a scholarship recipient, she went to the Aspen Music Festival in 2005, where she worked with such acclaimed musicians as Anthony Eliot, Rita Sloan, and Peter Oundjian.  She also played for numerous master classes, including those of Menahem Pressler, Dong-Il Han, Gilbert Kalish, Jonathan Feldman, Pamela Frank, Yehuda Hanani, Misao kawasaki, Edgar Meyer and the Muir String Quartet.  She also finished a recording project from PARMA Recordings with Boston String Quartet (Greg Bower's Piano Trio) and Violinist Emil Altschuler's album including Falla, Ravel, Albeniz, Bartok and Poulenc.

Dr. Sun received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Boston University in 2010, where she was recipient of the dean's scholarship and a graduate assistantship.   As an active collaborative pianist, she performs in solo/chamber recitals in New England.  In addition to teaching at the Concord Conservatory of Music, she is a staff pianist at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a music director at the First Calvary Baptist Church in North Andover. She also maintains a private teaching studio in Reading where she lives with her husband and two girls.