Yoon-Wha (Yuna) Roh
Office: Kimbrough 470
School of Music
Washington State University
PO Box 645300
Pullman, WA 99164-5300
Phone: (509) 335-3991
B.M., Yonsei University; M.M., New England Conservatory; Performance Diploma, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University; D.M., Indiana University.
Principal teachers: Victor Rosenbaum, Alexander Shtarkman, Christopher Harding and Arnaldo Cohen.
Praised for her “unexpected splendid and subtlety plus beautiful, refined sound & phrase” (Russell Sherman), pianist Yoon-Wha Roh has been appearing as a celebrated soloist with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, New Jersey Garden State Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Korean Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, Sungnam Philharmonic Orchestra, and New York Classical Symphony Orchestra.
Her solo and chamber recitals have been presented at the Carnegie Weil Recital Hall, Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium, Seoul Arts Center IBK Hall & Recital Hall, Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Steinway Hall in New York, Jordan Hall, and Barnes Hall in Cornell University. She has appeared in major music festivals including Prague Music Performance, Aspen Music Festival, GMMFS, Piano Texas International Academy & Festival, Schlern International Music Festival, Banff Center, New Paltz International Summer Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and International Keyboard Institute & Festival. In addition, she has been featured in Korean monthly music magazines, <Eumak Journal> and <The Piano>, for her orchestra performances and interviews. The most recent broadcasts were her Tchaikovsky Concerto performance with Korean Philharmonic Orchestra by Pyeonghwa Broadcasting Corporation.
Active as a chamber musician, Roh is the newest member of the Selway Trio, and previously was a member of the Baltimore Trio. In addition, she has collaborated with violinist Colin Sorgi, Jeffery Howard, cellist Cecilia Barczyk, trumpeter Luis Engelke, trombonist Harry Waters, and hornist Micheal Walker to name the few. Recently, she has won first prize in National Artists Concours and received Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition Award. She has appeared as a substantially experienced collaborative pianist in the Studios of acclaimed Sopranos, Theresa Kubiak and Patricia Wise.
Roh holds Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Literature, with minors in theory and art administration from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the mentorship of Professor Arnaldo Cohen. Previous to joining Washington State University, she served as a piano faculty at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music, Towson University, Phillips Academy of Andover, and New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and Continuing Education. She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association and College Music Society.