David Ji, Artistic Director-Piano
Pianist David Ji is a widely recognized performer, who combines insightful understanding, fearless imagination, and sensitivity in mature performances. He made his concerto debut with Prime Philharmonic Orchestra and as a solo recitalist and collaborator, he has performed in many countries throughout the world, some of which include Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, United States, Canada, and Korea. He has appeared in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, National Opera Center, DiMenna Center, Merkin Hall of Kaufman Center, Seoul Arts Center, and Kumho Arts Hall in Korea. He is a winner of the Arthur Balsam Duo Competition in New York and worked with highly renowned soloists and members of orchestras in US, such as New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Metropolitan, and Seattle Symphony Orchestra. He participates regularly as a pianist at the Heifetz International Music Institute.
In addition to performing, Mr. Ji serves as an artistic director of Muse Avenue (www.museaveny.com), a collective group of musicians performing through concerts offered in art centers, schools, churches, and various high-end venues to share music and support the community.
Born in South Korea, David Ji started playing the piano at the age of 6; moved to Canada and studied at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music with Marc Durand and Andrè Laplante. As a former recipient of Lado Scholarship Foundation in New York, Mr. Ji is currently pursuing Doctor of Musical Arts degree in collaborative piano at the Manhattan School of Music.