Born and raised in the United States, Eugenia Jeong spent her formative years in South Korea, where she attended the Yewon Arts School and Seoul Arts High School. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music with Nelita True, and a master’s degree at Northwestern University in Piano Performance under James Giles, where she recently completed the doctoral degree in Piano Performance with program honors.
Eugenia has given solo performances in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago WFMT, and Chicago Symphony Center, to auditoriums in Bangalore, India and Ben Gurion University in Sde Boker, Israel. Also, a passionate lover of chamber music, she frequently collaborates with student and professional artists in the Chicago area and beyond. In 2009, Eugenia toured rural parts of Eastern Washington State playing solo and chamber outreach concerts to the local children at 11 public schools.
She is the recipient of the Nerenburg Award from the 2010 Musicians Club of Women Scholarship Competition and has won top prizes in competitions including the Northwestern University Concerto Competition, Pauline Lindsey Piano Competition, Thaviu-Isaak Piano Competition, MTNA Young Artist Competition East Central Division, Seattle Ladies Music Club Competition, and youngARTS competition of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Art.