Kevin Song: In May 2018, Kevin received his Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory where he studied piano with Marian Hahn and collaborative piano and chamber music with Alexander Shtarkman and Seth Knopp. During his pedagogy internship, his advisors were co-director of the Peabody Preparatory Piano Academy, Hyun-Sook Park, and chair of music education, Laura Parker.
As an adolescent Kevin studied piano with Shou-Ping Chiu. He later pursued his BA in Music with a minor in Biology from Stony Brook University on full scholarship. It was halfway through his undergraduate studies when he decided to set aside the pre-medical track for a full-time pursuit of a career in music. This was in no small part due to inspiration from his teacher at Stony Brook, artist-in-residence Pablo Lavandera.
Kevin has been the winner of several competitions including the National Young Musicians Showcase Competition and the upper division of Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation Competition. As a winner of the Stony Brook Undergraduate Concerto Competition, he performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Stony Brook University Orchestra in November 2014. He has performed twice at Carnegie Hall: as soloist in Weill Hall and later with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York. Kevin has participated in the Icicle Creek Winter Piano Festival and the Oyster Bay Summer Music Festival, performing in masterclasses taught by Christina Dahl and Pippa Borisy. He also teaches at the Worcester Music Academy as well as for the Pianoberries Studio in Brookline, MA. Kevin joined the Joy of Music Faculty in the summer of 2018.