Pianist HwaYoung An was born in Seoul, South Korea, began her piano studies at the age of four. She won the Grand Prix at 9th International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition in Vienna, Austria, and won second prize and the audience prize at San Jose International Piano Competition in 2017. Also, she won the second prize and Audience Favorite Prize at Seattle International Piano competition. In 2016, she performed Prokofiev 3rd Piano Concert with Boston University Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the soloist competition. In 2014, she has given a solo debut recital in Boston as in Seoul, Korea at Kumho Art Hall.
Besides solo playing, as a dedicated chamber musician, she formed a piano quartet named “Quartet Klang,” while at college in Korea, and gave recitals in Kumho Art Hall and Seoul National University.
An received her Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University, got her Master of Music degree with full scholarship and stipend from Yale University, and earned her Artist Diploma from The Colburn School with full scholarship. Her previous teachers are Peter Frankl, Ory Shihor and Kwi-Hyun Kim. Currently she is finishing her doctoral studying will full scholarship at Boston University under Pavel Nersessian, also serves as a teaching assistant.