Helena Aung is a pianist from Thailand currently pursuing a doctoral degree in piano performance under the guidance of Dr. Mark Clinton in the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She recently completed her Master of Music degree in piano performance and pedagogy, working with Dr. Jeongwon Ham, Dr. Jane Magrath, and Dr. Barbara Fast at Oklahoma. While there, Helena served as Treasurer for the M.T.N.A. Collegiate Chapter. Helena received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Arkansas under the tutelage of Professor Jura Margulis. Helena held a Piano Adjunct position at the University of Arkansas for class piano and taught within the Music Outreach program when she was in Arkansas.
Helena has been a F.I.E.S. Scholar, a Yamaha Young Artist Scholar, Princess Galyani Vadhana Classical Music Foundation Scholar, Stella Boyle Smith Scholar, Cronan Catholic Scholar, and a Cleo Cross International Scholar.
She has performed in masterclasses and had private lessons with artists including Thomas Hecht, Albert Tiu, Ratser Dmitri, Yoonie Han, Ratko Delorko, Gustavo Romero, Roberto Plano, Pierre Réach, Michael Lewin, Antonina Dragan, Liza Stepanova, Scott McBride Smith, and Steven Spooner.
She has participated in numerous piano competitions and festivals such as; the 4th ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition in 2010 in Malaysia, the 1st International Chopin Competition 2010 in Singapore, Bangkok Chopin Piano Competition (awarded Third Prize), and O.M.T.A. Piano Competition, The International Festival in Freiburg, Germany. She also took part in the Yong Siew Toh Piano Workshop and the AMF Music Festival in Waterville, Maine.
Helena is also an active collaborator with instrumentalists, singers, and the musical theatre scene. In addition, she enjoys collaborating and playing chamber music and teaching piano in a private setting and a group setting.
- Off Broadway
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- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Music Assistant
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- Pit Musician (Other)
- Audition Pianist
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
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