The Korean harpist, Hae Joo Hahn, graduated from Sunhwa Arts (1991-1997) and Seoul National University in South Korea (1997-2001), and continued her studies at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, where she graduated with the best performance of Meisterklasse under the tutelage of Helga Stock (2001-2004). She is top prize winner of the 5th Music Journal Concours.
Hae Joo Hahn had her first public debut at the Egyptian embassy in Seoul by invitation, which led her continue to perform at such venues as Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Solist Ensemble broadcast on MBC, Music Journal’s Spring Concert and Embassies of Germany, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Japan and Norway in Seoul, Korea.
Hae Joo Hahn is rapidly emerging as one of the finest harpists of her generation. Her burgeoning career has been marked by concerts throughout her native South Korea and Europe, as well as (more recently) in the USA. She has been universally acclaimed for the brilliant technique, interpretive power, and emotional depth she has consistently displayed in her performances. She is the first Korean harpist who has received a title of “Meister in Harp”. She has performed as a soloist with Seoul Royal Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Polish Baltic Frederic Chopin Philharmonic in Gdansk, State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Kiev Symphony Orchestra in Ukraine, Filamonica Moldova Iasi and Poloiesti Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania, among others.
While her studies in Europe, Hae Joo Hahn performed and received favorable reviews from TV Channel in Bordeaux, from her completion of the International Academy at the Moulin d’Ande and at British museums. She has also collaborated with the Rodin Quartet at Munich City Museum Music Hall in Germany as a part of the International Conference held at Klinikum Rechts der Isar affiliated with Munich School of Medicine.
Most recently, Hae Joo Hahn has appeared at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center performing Antonio Vivaldi concerto for harp and string orchestra, at Symphony Space as a guest artist of concert presented by New York Concert Artists & Associates. She has also made her debut at Berlin Philharmonie Hall in Germany, and at James Piccadilly in London to a great claim. She returned to Carnegie Hall at Zankel Hall in the Fall 2017 after her bravura performance at Weill Recital Hall in the previous season.
Hae Joo Hahn serves as an adjunct professor at Baekseok University, Conservatory of Music in South Korea. She currently lives in Seoul, South Korea.