JIYOUN HUR | BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Claire Jiyoun Hur, a native of South Korea, is an award-winning flutist and orchestral musician residing in the Phoenix and Albuquerque areas. She is the First Prize Winner of the Alexander and Buono International Flute Competition and Second Prize Winner of the Hugo Kauder International Competition for Woodwinds. Her most recent achievements include winning the National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition and being invited to perform at the National Flute Convention in Minnesota.
As an orchestral musician, Dr. Hur has held the Associate Principal Flute position with the New Mexico Philharmonic since 2013. She has also performed in the Phoenix Symphony, Opera Southwest, Figueroa Project, Indiana Festival Orchestra, Buchoen Philharmonic, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Throughout her orchestral career, she has worked with world-renowned conductors and musicians, including Roberto Minczuk, Franz Welser-Möst, Olga Kern, Robert Spano, and Leonard Slatkin.
Dr. Hur has been an emerging artist in various solo performances from an early age. She first made her debut as a performer when she was 12 years old in Korea. In this debut performance, she played Devienne’s Flute Concerto No. 7 with brilliant technique. In addition, she was invited to perform as a soloist with the Seoul Art Orchestra at the young age of 13.
After graduating from Sun-Hwa Arts Middle School and High School, she continued to devote herself to music. She won numerous competitions during this time, including the Korean Flute Association Competition, Sung-Shin Women’s University Flute Competition, the University of Seoul’s Woodwind Competition, the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra Competition, and the Korean Music Competition. While studying at Seoul National University, she won prominent music competitions in Korea, such as winning First Place in the Sung Jung Music Competition, the Woo-Hyun Music Competition, and the Joong-Ang Newspaper Music Competition; winning Third Place in the Dong-A Music Competition and the Korean Music Association Competition; and placing as a Finalist in the Osaka International Flute Competition. In addition, she represented Seoul National University as the Principal Flutist as a Senior in the Seoul Meets Manheim Orchestra, which performed in Carnegie Hall, Yale University, and four cities in Germany.
Dr. Hur has won numerous competitions since she began studying in the United States. She won First Place in the Mid-South Young Artist Flute Competition and the Indiana University Woodwind Concerto Competition, and Second Place in both the Frank Bowen Flute Competition and the Southern Illinois Instrumental Competition.
As an active soloist, she has been performing regularly in both the U.S and Korea. Her first solo recital in Korea was sponsored by the Kum-Ho Asiana Company in 2003. Since 2007, she has been featured in various concerts, such as Mid-South Flute Festival’s Closing Gala Concert, the Winner’s Concert at Fire House in New Haven, and the Alexander and Buono International Flute Competition Winner’s Concert at Carnegie Hall. As an orchestral musician, she had the honor of performing as a soloist with the Sung Jung Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Hur has also performed as a soloist with the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, and the Indiana University Orchestra. In 2016, she was invited to hold a solo recital at the Tunghai University in Taiwan. Additionally, she gave six recitals at Indiana University and three recitals at Arizona State University with varied and diverse repertoire for her music degrees. Dr. Hur has also given recitals in Korea in 2011 and 2015. Not only did she perform in solo and orchestra performances, but she also performed as a chamber musician. She performed as a member of the Adina Flute Choir and Claret Ensemble in Korea. She has also performed duo concerts with piano in various venues, such as the Park Changsoo House Concert, Moon-Kyoung Arts Center, and Paju Camerata in Korea.
Dr. Hur earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University in Korea in 2006. After she came to the US, she earned both an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music Degree in Music Performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Most recently, she earned her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University with her published research paper, “Warm-Ups for Flute.” As an educator, Dr. Hur has taught students as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Arizona State University. She has been invited to hold masterclasses at several universities, including Tunghai University, University of New Mexico, and Glendale Community College. As an experienced teacher, she has been teaching private flute lessons for 15 years.
Dr. Hur’s principal teachers include Elizabeth Buck, Kathryn Lukas, Thomas Robertello, Hyeri Yoon, and Rock-Sun Moon.
D.M.A Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 2018.
Research Paper: “Warm-Ups for Flute.”
M.M. Flute Performance, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 2011.
A.D. Flute Performance, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 2009.
B.M. Flute Performance, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2006.
Teaching Experience/Master Class
Teaching Assistant (Flute), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 2017-2019
Flute Choir Coach, Basha High School, Chandler, AZ. 2018-2019
Flute Master Class, Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ. 2018
Flute Warm-Up Class, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. 2018
Flute Master Class, Tunghai University, Tunghai, Taiwan. 2016
Associate Instructor, Indiana University, IN. 2009-2010
Professional Orchestral Experience/Chamber Experience
Associate Principal Flute, New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, Albuquerque. 2013-Present
Substitute Flute, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix, AZ. 2018-Present
Substitute Second Flute, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Seoul, Korea. 2016
Adina Flute Ensemble, Seoul, Korea. 2015
Ensemble Claret Flute quartet, Seoul, Korea. 2015
Guest Principal Flutist, Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul, Korea. 2015
Substitute Flute, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul, Korea. 2014
Substitute Flute, Opera Southwest, NM. 2013
Substitute Flute, The Figueroa Project, NM 2013
Principal Flute, Manheim Meets Seoul Orchestra, Germany and NY. 2005
-Performed at Carnegie Hall, NY, Yale University and 4 cities in Germany
Guest Principal flute, Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Seoul, Korea. 2005
Competitions & Awards
2010 1st place, The Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition
2009 2nd place, Hugo Kauder International Competition for Woodwind
2006 Finalist, Osaka International Flute Competition Finalist
2017 Winner, National Flute Association Convention Performers Competition
2013 2nd place, Southern Illinois Young Artist Instrumental Competition
2013 Winner, Indiana University Woodwind Concerto Competition
2011 Winner, Indiana University Travel Grant Competition
2008 2nd place, Frank Bowen Young Artist Flue Competition
2008 1st place, Mid South Young Artist Flute Competition
2005 1st place, Sung Jung Music Competition.
2005 3rd place, Korean Music Association Competition
2003 3rd place, Dong-A News Paper Music Competition
2003 Winner, Kum Ho Young Artist Audition
2002 Finalist, Choong-Ang News Paper Music Competition
2002 1st place, Woo - Hyun Competition for Woodwind
2001 2nd place, Sung Shin Women’s University Flute Competition
2001 2nd place, University of Seoul Woodwind Competition
1999 2nd place, Korean Flute Associate Competition
1996 2nd place, Seoul Flute Competition
Awards, Honors and Recognition
2018 Semi-finalist for Assistant Principal Flute Audition, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
2018 Semi-finalist for Principal Flute Audition, Columbus Symphony Orchestra
2016 Arizona State University Special Talent Award
2013 Indiana University Artistic Excellence Award
2013 Semi-finalist for 2nd Flute Audition, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
2012 Semi-finalist for Principal Flute Audition, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. 2011 Indiana University Namita Pal Commemorative Award
2011 Semi-finalist, New World Symphony Orchestra
2010 Semi-finalist for 2nd Flute audition, LA Philharmonic Orchestra
2008 Indiana University Travel Grant Award
2007-2019 Indiana University Music Merit Award
2013 Soloist with New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, NM, USA
2011 Soloist with Indiana University Orchestra, Indiana University, IN, USA 2008 Soloist with Korean Symphony Orchestra, Seoul, Korea
2006 Soloist with Sung Jung Philharmonic Orchestra, Su won, Korea
Jiyoun Hur, DMA, flute
Jiyoun Hur, DMA, flute
1997 Soloist with Seoul Art Orchestra, Seoul, Korea
RECITALS & DUO RECITALS
2017 Doctoral Recital, Arizona State University Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe, AZ
2017 Newly Published Music Concert, NFA Convention, Minnesota, MN, USA
2016 Solo Recital, Tunghai University, Tunghai, Taiwan
2016 Doctoral Recital, Arizona State University Recital Hall, Tempe, AZ
2016 Duo Concert at Park Changsoo House Concert, Seoul, Korea
2016 Duo Concert, Moon Kyoung Arts Center, Moon Kyoung, Kore
2015 Solo Recital, Sejong Chamber Hall, Seoul, Korea
2014 Duo Concert, Camerata, Paju, Korea
2011 Indiana University Master Recital, Ford Hall, IN, USA
2011 Solo Recital, Kum Ho Art Hall, Seoul, Korea
2011 The Alexander & Buono International Winner’s Concert, Carnegie Hall, NY
2011 Master Recital, Indiana University Ford Hall, IN, USA. 2009
2009 Hugo Kauder International Music Competition Winner’s Concert, CT, USA
2009 Artist Diploma Recital, Indiana University Ford Hall, IN, USA
2009 Artist Diploma Recital,Indiana University Ford Hall, IN, USA
2008 Artist Diploma Recital,Indiana University Auer Hall, IN, USA
2008 Mid South Flute Festival Gala Closing Concert, University of Tennessee, TN, USA
2007 Artist Diploma Recital, Indiana University Auer Hall, IN, USA
2007 Indiana College Audition Preparation Workshop Concert, Auer Hall, IN, USA
2004 Solo Recital, Kum Ho Art Hall, Seoul, Korea.
Service and Memberships
• Professional Musicians of New Mexico, Local 618, American Federation of Musicians Member
• National Flute Association Member
• Albuquerque Flute Association Member.
• Arizona Flute Society Member