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Flutist Eun Hae Oh
Flutist Eun Hae Oh, a native of South Korea, is a highly accomplished musician with a passion for contemporary music. Her talent has been recognized with numerous prizes, including the top prize from the HKIFA International Flute Competition and the “Stile Italiano'' prize for best performance of Italian repertoire.
Dr. Oh is an avid chamber musician and was a member of the KOCHAM trio, which commissioned a piece by Iranian composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh. The trio premiered the piece, titled “White Helmets: as white as Death,” at Stony Brook University and performed at several festivals, including the Women Composers Festival of Hartford, the University of Tennessee Contemporary Music Festival, and the New Music for Strings Festival. She has also served as a guest flutist for the Bucheon Philharmonic in South Korea.
In addition to her chamber music work, Dr. Oh has extensive experience as an orchestral musician. She served as principal flutist of the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra from 2018 to 2020 and has performed with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of New York. Dr. Oh was also featured in the Balco Cyber Production, where she showcased her various brainwaves while performing with an EEG biosensor.
Dr. Oh is a passionate advocate for contemporary music and has presented her research on the popularity of contemporary classical music and given contemporary flute solo recitals. She has worked with composer Sungji Hong and premiered several of her pieces, including “Hxo” and “Vidimus Stellam”. Dr. Oh was also invited to the 4th Dague International Computer Music Festival, where she premiered Michael Timpson’s “Zooming” for flute, clarinet, and digital playback, and performed composer Yong-Gyu Kim's recital through distance chamber performance. Since 2020, she has been invited every year to perform contemporary music with DICMF.
Dr. Oh has also given masterclasses and lectures at the Hong Kong International Flute Association winter online camp. She received a Doctorate degree from Stony Brook University under the tutelage of Carol Wincenc, an Artist Certificate from Bowling Green State University under Dr. Conor Nelson, an Artist Certificate from the University of North Texas under Terry Sundberg, a Master’s degree at Texas Tech University under Dr. Lisa Garner Santa, and an Undergraduate degree with Suzuki Pedagogy certificate at East Tennessee State University under Rebecca Paluzzi.
Dr. Oh's upcoming engagements include DICMF 2023 and the Arco project with Violinist Gabin Kim.
She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Soongsil Cyber University and flute coach of Guri Municipal Youth Symphony orchestra where she shares her passion for music and expertise with the next generation of musicians.