About Min Kwon

“That very rare kind of talent that unites the most exceptional technical ability with the profound musical sensitivity.”

– David Frost, 19 time Grammy-winning producer

Korean-born American pianist Min Kwon excels in a versatile career that encompasses concerti, solo recitals, and chamber music appearances, while in high demand around the world as pedagogue, arts advocate, and administrator. She has held professional engagements in over 60 countries on seven continents and all 50 U.S. states, and currently is the Professor of Piano at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University since 2002. Dr. Kwon is also the founder and director of the Center for Musical Excellence (CME), a nonprofit dedicated to mentoring and supporting gifted young musicians, and it is through CME that she has commissioned the composers for America/Beautiful. Min is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, where she later served as a member of The Juilliard Council, the first alumnus to be invited to do so. Min Kwon is a Steinway Artist.

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About the Center for Musical Excellence

In 2010 while on sabbatical from teaching, Dr. Kwon founded the nonprofit Center for Musical Excellence, established to provide high-caliber training and individually tailored assistance to gifted young musicians wishing to pursue a life in music. Through multiple unique opportunities provided through grants, mentorships, and performances, CME inspires and guides young artists in their careers, ultimately enriching their lives and the surrounding community with the gift of music.

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