13 Jan



  • Jean is the composer-in-residence with SF Choral Artist this season. Read her interview.
  • Toys for flute and piano won the Honorable Mention (second place) from 2018 Flute New Music Consortium. (purchase score here)
  • “Gayaguem Music by Jean Ahn” CD will be recorded by Soloist JUL in June, 2019.
  • “Toys” will be recorded by Sophia Tegart’s “Musical Ekphrasis in the Flute Works of Women Composers” CD
  • “Korean Folksong Revisited”, a collaborative project with Soprano Raejin Lee,  will be published in Fall 2019.
  • ‘Nilili’ is designated as New England Piano Teachers’ Association Piano Competition required piece. (available for purchase at http://jeanahn.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-291740_folksong_revisited_for_piano.html)
  • “Ongheya” for orchestra will be played by Diablo Symphony Orchestra (Matilda Hofman, conductor) in Spring 2018.
  • Gangwondo Arirang received Honorable Mention from Cambridge Chamber Singers’ Competition.
  • Fingerdance was selected by Khasma Duo. It was performed on their tour and is featured on their debut album ‘switchback’
  • A Flash of Ravel received the 2nd prize from Plathner’s Eleven Composers Performance and Recording next season in Hanover, Germany.
  • Berkeley Arirang and Nil-lili have been selected by the Juventas New Music Ensemble for their upcoming season.
  • Salt has been selected for Podcasts of Contemporary Music.
  • Froggy, Froggy has given Honorable Mention from The Fifth House Ensemble. Performance next season.
  • A Flash of Ravel received Honorary Mention from Ensemble 212.
  • Hum-on App (Jean serves as an advisor) won the Korea Enterpreneur Excellence Award



  • September 22, 2019 Ensemble ARI will perform “Froggy, Froggy” for piano quartet at Friends of Chamber Music, Stockton
  • June 8, 2019 Ensemble ARI will perform “Flashback” at ArtShare, LA.
  • May 3, 2019, 8pm Sooyeon Lyuh and Jean will perform “A” for piano and open instrument at SF Zion Lutheran Church
  • April 13, 2019 Clarinetist Wonkak Kim will perform “Blush” for clarinet solo at Oregon Clarinet Symposium
  • April 5, 2019 Flutist Mary Matthews will perform “Toys” on her faculty recital at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN.
  • April 3, 2019 7:30pm Violin Cello Duo Mari-Liis Pakk and Jason Calloway will perform “Lasso, Lassus” at New Music Miami Festival
  • March 29, 2019 8pm Piano duo Piano Talk will perform “Ornament” for piano duo at Trianon Theater, San Jose.
  • March 25, 2019 Clarinetist Wonkak Kim will premiere “Blush” for clarinet solo at Buffet Clarinet Showroom. 
  • March 20, 2019 Pianist Jihye Chang will perform Fingerdance at UC Berkeley Noon Concert.
  • March 9, 10, 17, 2019 SF Choral Artists will premiere “You Are Lovely, but…” at Palo Alto, San Francisco and Oakland. tickets
  • March 4, 2019 “Archimedes’ Principle” for saxophone, cello and piano will be performed at Faculty Artist Series Concert at UW Oshkosh (arrangement premiere)
  • February 10, 2019 Shelly Martinson will perform “Toys” at Southwestern Oklahoma State University
    Weatherford, OK
  • January 12, 2019 7pm Ensemble ARI will perform “Flashback” at St.Mark UMC, Orinda
  • December 9, 15 & 16 SF Choral Artists will perform “The Word Became Flesh” at Palo Alto, San Francisco and Oakland. tickets
  • November 15, 2018 noon Violist Ellen Ruth Rose, Haegeum performer Sooyeon Lyuh and Jean will perform Salt for improvisors and piano at UC Davis Noon Concert.
  • November 11, 2018 2:30pm enhakē will perform “Stereograph” for clarinet quartet at Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific
  • November 10, 2018 8pm enhakē will perform “Stereograph” for clarinet quartet at Festival of New American Music @Sacrament State University
  • November 9, 2018 9am Jean will give a talk for Composers Forum at Festival of New American Music
  • November 10, 2018 8pm Ensemble ARI will perform “Flashback” @ St. Paul’s Concert Series
  • November 10, 2018 8pm enhakē will perform “Stereograph” for clarinet quartet at Center for New Music, SF
  • Octover 8, 2018 7:30 enhakē will perform “Stereograph” at LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall, Highland Street Montevallo, AL
  • September 29, 2018 7pm Pianist Jihye Chang will perform “Fingerdance” @Center for New Music, SF
  • September 21, 2018 8pm, Untwelve will perform “micro-etude” for solo trombone @Slate Arts and Performance, Chicago
  • September 12, 2018 Noon, Pianist Jieun Kang will perform “Nil-lili” and “Mongeumpo” @UC Berkeley Noon Concert
  • August 27, 2018 7:30pm Pianist Eunhee Park will perform Folksong Revisited @The University of Montevallo
  • July 21, 2018 8pm Ong Dance Company will perform “Saltdoll” at Ethnic Dance Festival @SF Opera House
  • June 2&3, 2018 Ensemble ARI will perform “Gangwondo Arirang” @Master Chorale Concert Series
  • May 5, 2018 7:00pm Violist Ellen Ruth Rose, haeguem performer Sooyeon Lyuh and Jean will perform “Salt” for improvisers
  • May 13, 2018 7:30pm Unheard of//Ensemble will perform “Stereograph” for clarinet quartet@ Appaluse New Music Festival
  • February 17, 2018 7:30 Voces Inauditae will sing “The Song of Mongeumpo” at St.Colombos-by-the-Castle, Edinburgh
  • February 9, 2018 8pm  Invoke string quartet will play “Du-ru-ru-ru” at String Quartet Smackdown. 
  • February 9&11, 2018 8pm Diablo Symphony will play Ongheya for orchestra. http://www.diablosymphony.org
  • February 5, 2018 7pm Pianist Youmee Kim will perform “Nilili” at La Pianista Festival, Taipei
  • January 31, 2018 Pianist Youmee Kim performed “Nilili” at Around the Worlds Concert, Indonesia
  • October 29, 2017  4pm: Duo Cameraderie will perform “TOYS” @ Piedmont Piano Company Concert Series.  1728 San Pablo Ave. at 18th St. Oakland, CA 94612 .  http://piedmontpiano.com/
  • October 27, 2017  7:30pm: Duo Cameraderie will perform “TOYS” @ St. Paul’s Concert Series.  1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek, CA.http://stpaulswc.org/wordpress/?page_id=6181
  • October 1 , 2017  4pm Ensemble ARI will perform “Archimedes’ Principle” at All Saviors Lutheran Church Concert Series
  • September 10 , 2017  4pm Ensemble ARI will perform “Archimedes’ Principle” at Old First Concert Series
  • August 30, 2017 “A Flash of Ravel” was performed at Horizon of Art series in Australia.
  • August 10, 2017 “A Flash of Ravel” was performed by the Muses Trio at the “Women in the Creative Arts Conference” in Australia.
  • July 2017  UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and Sooyeon Lyuh will perform “The Woven Silk” in Granada, Spain.
  • June 4, 10 & 11 2017  8pm SF Choral Artist will premiere “Gangwondo Arirang” for mixed chorus.
  • May 5&6, 2017  8pm UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and Sooyeon Lyuh will perform Haeguem Concerto. (world premiere) Tickets
  • April 23, 2017  3pm Heeguen Song will perform “Flash of Ravel” at Maybeck Studio in Berkeley Hills.
  • April 22, 2017 & May 1, 2017  Nicole Riner will perform “TOYS” for flute and piano at her recital, Wyoming.
  • March 31, 2017 “Lasso, Lassus” will be performed by Forty Sixty at Women Composers Festival of Hartford.
  • March 3, 2017 Jean will give a talk on “Folksong Revisited” at Music by Women Festival, Mississippi.
  • January 27 & 28, 2017 Ensemble ARI will premiere ” Archimedes’ Principle” for haeguem and piano trio.
  • September 16, 2016 Jean gave a lecture recital with Dr.Raejin Lee on “Korean Folksong Revisited” at SiMN, Curitiba, Brazil
  • September 14, 2016 Haguem player Sooyeon Lyuh and Jean will perform “Salt” at UC Berkeley Noon Concert
  • September 12, 2016 Haguem player Sooyeon Lyuh and Jean will perform “Salt” at Mills College Songline Festival.
  • June, 2016 Sooyen Cho will perform “Chroma” for gayageum duo at her solo recital
  • May 21&22, 2016 at 7pm  Master Chorale will perform “Remembrance” for choir and chamber ensemble under the baton of Jean Ahn.
  • April 14, 2016 at 4pm Jean will give Composer Talk at UC Davis. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/event/jean-ahn-composer
  • April 14, 2016 at 12pm  Haguem player Sooyeon Lyuh and Jean will perform “Salt” at UC Davis Noon Concert.
  • April 3, 2016 at 7:30pm Duo Cameraderie will perform “TOYS” at Piedmont Art Center.
  • March 19, 2016 Folksong Revisit was presented at the CMS Pacific Chapter.
  • March 5, 2016 Folksong Revisit was presented at the CMS Pacific Southwest Chapter.
  • March 20, 2016 at 3pm Duo Cameraderie will perform new piece at Maybeck Studio in Berkeley Hills.
  • January 16, 2016 Duo Cameraderie will premiere new piece at Old First Church, San Francisco
  • December 5, 2015 Amy Likar will perform “The Story of Nakyang” for danso and electronics at Trinity Concert.
  • October 18, 2015 Dr.Raejin Lee performed three songs from “Korean Folksong Revisited” at La Sierra University Faculty Recital
  • October 4, 2015  Dr.Raejin Lee presented “Korean Folksong Revisited” at National Association of Teachers of Singing, Los Angeles hosted at Chapman University.
  • September 19, 2015  Ensemble Ari and Pacific Choir performed “Remembrance” for piano quintet and chamber choir, St.Mary’s College
  • September 16, 2015 at noon   Ensemble Ari will perform “Remembrance” at UC Berkeley Noon Concert
  • June 4, 2015 Song Fest 2015 Soprano Raejin Lee gave lecture recital on Jean Ahn’s “Folksong Revisit” for soprano and piano
  • July 4, 2015 at 7pm Composers of God Festival, Seoul Korea
  • May 29, 2015 time TBD DeYoung Museum / May 31, 2015 8pm MILL VALLEY 142 Throckmorton Theatre / June 1, 2015 8pm SF Conservatory of Music   :
  • The Left Coast Ensemble premieres “Lapis Reprobatus” for flute, clarinet and cello  buy tickets
  • March 22, 2014 at 3pm: Ensemble Ari performs “Froggy, Froggy” at St. Mary’s College, Moraga. Free
  • October 18, 2014 Ensemble Ari premieres “Remembrance” at the Korean War Memorial Concert at St.Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco
  • September 13, 2014 Gayaguem Solists JUL perform “Archimedes’ Principle” at St.Mary’s College
  • October 2-3, 2014 Khasma Piano Duo perform “Fingerdance” during their Midwest tour concert series
  • September 12, 2014 Gayaguem Solists JUL perform Composer Jean Ahn’s Portrait Concert at Center for New Music, San Francisco http://centerfornewmusic.com/calendar/old-instrument-new-sound/
  • September 10, 2014 Gayaguem Solists JUL perform “Chroma” at UC Berkeley Noon Concert
  • June 2, 2014 The Empyrean Ensemble performs “ADGC” at UC Davis
  • April 10, 2014 “Fingerdance” at “New Waves in the Far East”concert at the Texas Tech University
  • March 31, 2014 Earplay performs “ADGC” at ODC Theater, San Francisco
  • August 25, 2013 The Locrian Chambers Player premiere “Lasso, Lassus” at Riverside Church, NY
  • June 23, 2014 Pianist Sua Che peforms “Folksong Revisit” at Kumho Art Hall, Korea
  • May 8, 2013 Live electronics improvisation with Edward Shocker at Meridian Gallery, San Francisco
  • May 4, 2013 Pianist Susie Kim and Margaret Halbig perform “Fingerdance” at Veritas Spring Road Concert at Performing Arts Center, Mountain View
  • April 4, 2013 Live electronics with Piri player Yoonkyoungg) at Stanford University
  • October 27, 2012 UC Berkeley University Symphony Orchestra perform “Lu-lu, Lu-lu” under the baton of David Milnes
  • August 6, 2012 The Contemporaneous perform “Froggy, Froggy” at The Berkeley Arts Festival
  • June 29, 2012 The Pianissimo perform “Fingerdance” at Seoul Arts and Music Center
  • May 6, 2012 Pianist Eunbi Kim perform “Berkeley Arirang” at The Third Hand Concert in New York
  • February 6, 2012 Pianist Michael Mizrahi perform “Folksong Revisit” at SEAMUS conference



1/20/2012 Open for tenor was given honorable mention from New Voices@ CUA Festival, Washington D.C.


  • 11/11-12/2011 Youth-Full for string orchestra, commissioned by Beautiful Mind Ensemble, was performed at Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, San Ramon
  • 10/29/2011 Froggy, Froggy was performed by Seoul Yego Alumni Quartet in San Jose
  • 10/14/2011 Shadow of Choeyong, collaboration with Ong Dance Company, will be performed at SF Dance Mission Theater (postponed)
  • 10/13/2011 Froggy, Froggy was performed by Marine Chamber Orchestra at White House during President Obama and Korean President Lee’s State Dinner
  • 9/27-12/4 Koto Etude for electronics was performed during the “Sounds From the Weave” installation at Penn State University
  • 9/20/2011 Berkeley Arirang was performed by Mei Fang Lin at Feminist Theory and Music Conference at Arizona State University
  • 8/26- 27/2011 Ongheya for orchestra, commissioned by KAMSA Youth Orchestra was played at Palo Alto Spangenburg Theater
  • 7/30/2011 A Flash of Ravel for piano trio was performed at Festival of Contemporary Music, SF by Terrie Baune, Thalia Moore and Jaejin Lee
  • 6/30/2011 Love From God for voice and piano received 1st Prize from KEMS CCM Open Competition
  • 6/25/2011 A Flash of Ravel for piano trio was performed at Horizontal Harmonies II at Seoul National University, Korea.
  • 5/30/2011 A Flash of Ravel for piano trio, commissioned by pianist Jaejin Lee, had a premiere at San Francisco Conservatory.
  • 2/19/2011 Folksong Revist was played at Shin Eunsook solo recital.
  • 1/29-30/2011 The Very Thought for string orchestra was played at the Beautiful Mind Ensemble concert.


  • 10/28-31/2010 Jean was a fellow composer at UC.Davis’ Madness and Music Festival. Her orchestra piece Lulu, Lulu was played by UC.Davis University Symphony under the baton of Christian Baldini
  • 8/28/2010 Saltdoll for Two Piano and Dance, commissioned by Ongdance Company, was performed at Horizontal Harmonies Concert at Herbst Theater, San Francisco. Funded by Zellerbach Family Foundation
  • 8/7/2010 Berkeley Arirang was played by Hubert Ho at the 8th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music
  • 7/4-11/2010 Jean was a fellow composer at Etchings Festival at Auvillar, France. ADGC for viola and cello was played by East Coast Contemporary Ensemble.
  • 4/18/2010 Zeteo was performed at Festival of New Music for Treble Voices, 4pm Sunday, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Palo Alto
  • 4/18/2010 Folksong Revisit was played by Hubert Ho at the NACUSAsf Composers & Friends Concert, 3:00 pm Sunday, at the Foothill Presbyterian Church in San Jose
  • 3/27/2010 Folksong Revisit was performed by Eun Sook Shin at her solo recital, sponsered by Seoul Yego Alumni Association. CSMA, Palo Alto, CA
  • 2/26-28/2010 Zeteo, commissioned by Volti was performed in Berkeley, San Francisco and Ross under the baton of Robert Geary




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