Hee Sun Yun (Piano), otherwise known as Sunny Heesun Yun, is from South Korea. As a solo pianist, she has performed throughout America, Europe, and South Korea. Venues include Carnegie Hall (New York City, USA), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), and the Seoul Arts Center (Seoul, South Korea). She has frequently been invited to perform a solo recital at The Point, Center for Arts and Education on the C.C. Young campus in Dallas, Texas. She recently won the first prize at the Rose Petroff Foundation Piano Competition in San Antonio, Texas on March 2014, and the Petroff Rhapsody No. 8, which she performed at the competition, was dedicated to her by the composer, Dr. Peter A. Petroff. In 2013, she participated in the Washington International Piano Festival and performed in the Kennedy Center Concert. In 2012, she won the first prize at American Protégé International Piano and String Competition, she also won the first prize at the American Protégé International Concerto Competition, and performed at the winners’ recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2009, the Philharmonia Bulgarica invited her to perform as a soloist for a concert in Vratza, Bulgaria. In 2008, she won the first prize at the International Piano Competition in Varna, Bulgaria and performed with the Philharmonia Bulgarica under Maestro Vatchev at a winners’ concert. In the same year, she participated in the Forum Piano Barcelona Ciutat (Forum Barcelona Pedagogical Activities), held in Barcelona, Spain, and performed in the final concert. In 2005, she participated in the SIPO International Piano Master-‐Classes and Festival, held in Obidos, Portugal, as well as performing in the final concert. In 2004, she received a prize granted to the top student based on performance achievement. In the same year, she performed as a soloist for the night of piano concerto with Chugye University of the Arts Orchestra, and also performed for the 30th commemoration concert of Chugye University for the Arts. In 2000, she was chosen as a soloist for the annual concert of Deokwon Art High School and performed with the Deckwon Arts High School Orchestra at the Seoul Arts Center.
She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She serves as an associate music minister at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Carrollton, Texas. She earned a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas in May 2010. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Chugye University for the Arts in Seoul, South Korea, and she graduated from Deokwon Arts High School in Seoul, South Korea.
Since 2007, she has studied piano with a renowned Polish-‐American pianist and pedagogue Adam Wodnicki as a scholarship student at the University of North Texas. She has studied orchestral conducting with Dr. Clay Couturiaux and studied chamber music with Dr. Pamela Mia Paul and Dr. Steve Harlos.