Paul Juhn , age 14, attends eighth grade at Hawthorn Middle School South in Vernon Hills. He began playing the piano when he was four years olds. He currently studies piano with Emilio del Rosario and cello with Blake Brasch at the Music Institute of Chicago. His former piano teacher was Dr. Soo Lee at the Music Institute of Chicago.
He won prizes at many competitions including CAMTA, the North Shore Music Teachers Association, the Illinois Music Teacher’s Association, and the Granquist Music competition. He has placed first in the Primary, Junior, and Intermediate division of the Society of American Music competition and was the alternate in the MTNA Junior competition in 2004. In 1998, he was the youngest winner in the piano division of the Midwest Young Artists Concerto competition and an overall win at the 2003 Walgreens Concerto competition.
He has given many public performances, including the Young Steinway Series at the Skokie Public Library. As one of the winners in the Steinway Society’s “ Chicago ’s Most Promising Student Pianist” competition, he performed on WNIB radio. Just recently, he has given a concert at the Gala Celebration for the Music Institute of Chicago.