Hye Yeong Min, Accompanist

Hye Yeong Min has been a professional pianist for many years. Initially, her career focus had been in the sciences, earning a Ph.D. as a molecular biologist at Harvard and then working at Chiron Corporation where she helped develop a novel approach to treating cancer. But Hye Yeong continued to feel that music was her ultimate life-long passion.

Hye Yeong began piano lessons at age six. She studied piano with Naomi Sparrow, and Chamber music with Bonnie Hampton while at Stanford during her undergraduate years. Hye Yeong has long been deeply committed to supporting music education. She has been active in organizing concerts and scholarship competitions for students in the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society where she has served as president. In 2005, Hye Yeong Min founded a chamber music festival for high school students. She has also chaired the Emerging Artists fund of the Berkeley Piano Club, aiding young artists who are on the cusp of their professional careers.

As a returning student in 2007, Hye Yeong completed her master’s degree in Chamber Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has studied piano with Paul Hersh and has performed with Kim Kashkashian, Ian Swensen, and Bonnie Hampton. In 2012, she performed piano duets with Paul Hersh at the Olympic Music Festival in Washington state, the Mendocino Music Festival, and the Moab Music Festival in Utah.

Hye Yeong currently performs in the Bay Area as a solo pianist and chamber musician, and enjoys teaching adults rediscovering their love of piano. Hye Yeong lives in Orinda with her husband Tom and her dog Bernie, and she cherishes every moment spent with her baby grandson Miles, whom she gets to see every week.

She joined WomenSing as our pianist in 2023.