Symphony Irvine

Jungwon Jin is an Associate Professor of Music at Santa Ana College and teaches all levels of piano classes. In addition to teaching, she concertizes worldwide. She's a frequent soloist and chamber musician.


Native Korean pianist Jungwon Jin debuted at the age of twelve with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1.


She came to the United States to study at the Juilliard School, and continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music. She earned a Doctoral degree at the University of Southern California. Her teachers included Nancy Bricard, James Bonn, Gyorgy Sandor, Constance Keene, Olegna Fuschi and Martin Canin.


She has been a prize winner or finalist in many musical competitions.


Her recital at New York's Carnegie Hall took place in 2005. Recordings include Selected Solo Highlights from the Sydney International Piano Competition, and In Search of Light: Works of Claude Debussy.


The latter was a featured recording at the famed Van Gogh Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and her renditions of Debussy and Rachmaninoff were praised for "their regality and impeccable control of dynamics" by the Sydney Herald.


Her Rachmaninoff performance was released under Best 50 Rachmaninoff by ABC Classics in 2016.