Hye-Jin, a kayagum (12 string zither) performer,
was born in Korea where she attended the National High
School for Korean Traditional Music, and received her
B.A. in kayagum from Hanyang University in Seoul.
has performed for radio broadcasts in Seoul, and has
played contemporary compositions, shinawi (instrumental
improvisational performance), court music, and has also
performed as a dancer. Her performances have taken her
to five major cities around Korea in addition to Seoul.
1993, Hye-Jin moved to Seattle with her husband, and
now teaches kayagum privately.
Seo, a native of Korea, is a musician and a scholar.
While living in the Northwest, she has been instrumental
in introducing the greater Seattle area to Korean traditional
music and musicians.
an ethnomusicologist at the University of Washington,
has lectured on Korean music and culture. She has also
volunteered countless hours as an advisor on Korean
arts and traditions to many community organizations
such as the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the Burke Museum,
and the Wing Luke Asian Museum.She
has encouraged local Korean artists to perform and teach
in the community, creating adult classes for traditional
music and dance so that Korean-Americans can learn and
enjoy the arts of their homeland.
received an M.A. in piano from Seoul National University
where she also studied Korean traditional music. Seo
is the recipient of the 1997 Washington State Governor's