Elaine Kwon, Lecturer in Music. ( DMA, Boston University, Piano Performance; MM, New England Conservatory of Music, Piano Performance, Academic Honors and Distinction in Performance Award, BM University of Texas at Austin, Piano Performance, Academic All-American Award. Dr. Kwon is a prize-winning concert pianist who has performed solo and chamber music concerts internationally and has been broadcast on TV and radio in the U.S., Canada, China, and Bulgaria. She received standing ovations at eight sold-out Carnegie Hall benefit concerts (2008-2016), as well as solo concerto performances with the Toronto Philharmonia, Slovak Sinfonietta, National Music Festival Orchestra, and many others. Elaine has been a featured guest on StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the Oprah Winfrey Show, was profiled for “Women Who Inspire” on the Better TV show, was chosen 2013 Female Leader by ALIST Magazine, honored as a Power Woman of New York, and was the subject of a documentary broadcast to 89 million households internationally on Arirang TV.
She has recorded on Artist's Choice Recording and Naxos labels. Her latest recording with chamber ensemble OCTET, hit #1 on Amazon Hot New Releases in Classical Music, and was featured in iTunes New and Noteworthy.
Also an avid martial artist, Dr. Kwon is a second-degree black belt, 5-time US National Forms Champion and currently studies Shaolin Kung Fu. She represented Nike, GNC and numerous other sports brands in ad campaigns, and has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Women's Health and dozens of magazines, ads, videos, and books.
In 2009, she founded the immersive music pairing concert series, Savor Your Senses®, and is the creator of LifeChord™, a lifestyle platform intertwining Passion, Health and Purpose™ to foster high-performance