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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Youngwon French

Hyde Park Piano studioMusic
Home 3614 Marburg Avenue County: Hamilton
Cincinnati OH 45208 United States
Cell Phone: 5136791476 Website: Founder and Educator


Youngwon French has been awarded as a Top Piano Teacher from Steinway & Sons and one of  Best Piano Teachers from Expertise for several years.  Hyde Park Piano Studio also has named as Best of 2023 and 2022 by Distinguished Teaching and Top #1 recommends from for Certificate of Excellence.  Beside her highly refined private piano teaching curricula in Cincinnati, Youngwon worked as the head company pianist & coordinator at Cincinnati Ballet from 2010 – 2022. 

​Youngwon has a graduate degree in Piano Chamber Music (1997) and an undergraduate degree in Piano Performance (1995) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. 

As a Teacher, her innate understanding of each pianist’s strengths and weaknesses, Youngwon is able to motivate, challenge, lead and shape them into the best version of themselves as a pianist and a wonderful human being.

As a Pianist, she won several first prizes in piano competitions and other awards including International Young Artists Piano Competition in Korea, Asian Piano Competition, Montreal Classical Music Festival, & Austrian Society Scholarship Competition in Canada.  The Austrian Society Scholarship took Youngwon to Vienna to study under Rudolf Kehler, along with an internship position at Österreichischer Rundfunk Television and Radio Symphony Orchestra.  Youngwon has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in Seoul, Buenos Aires, Montreal, and San Diego.

​As a Collaborative Artist, she specializes in electro-acoustic and contemporary works.  Her recent composition, La Nymphe Brisee, was choreographed by a rising American ballet dancer and choreographer, James Cunningham. It was world-premiered at College-Conservatory of Music: University of Cincinnati in 2016. 

Youngwon has been featured in Vovage Ohio Magazine as a highly recommended pianist teacher in the city of Cincinnati.  The article is on 1/12/2023 edition: Life & Work with Youngwon French.

Artist Statement

Arts does not discriminate, has no boundaries and has no hierarchy.  Translating invisible sound, thoughts, movements and shapes onto a blank canvas is quite a power one can have as an Artist.  I feel privileged to be able to capture those unheard voices, forgotten memories and unseen raw emotions into my artworks.