Jean Ahn

Play all audio recordings

Born in Korea, Jean Ahn finished her B.A. and M.M. at Seoul National University and Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. Her creative output includes works ranging from solo instruments to full orchestra, as well as choral, dance and electroacoustic music. Jean was the finalist for 2018 & 2019 Women Composers Commissions by the League of American Orchestras and her music was performed by Oakland Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Earplay, Left Coast Ensemble, Volti, UC Davis Orchestra and more. She was featured at New Music Miami, New American Music Festival, Women Composers Conference(Australia), Aspen Music Festival, June in Buffalo, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Etchings Festival, IAWM Beijing Congress, SEAMUS and New York City Electronic Music Festival among others. She was the composer-in-residence with SF Choral Artists last season and she is currently working on a multimedia piano piece for New Arts Collaboration.  Jean's music often brings Asian traditional elements into western music. Her “Folksong Revisited” for piano and voice/piano collections are the ongoing projects that show her vision to introduce Korean songs and techniques to professional performers in the US. She is a Lecturer at UC Berkeley, director of Ensemble ARI and Music Director at CHIM Studio.

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Orchestral Music

Woven Silk for haegeum and orchestra (2017)
Woven Silk for haegeum and orchestra (2017)