“[In her All-Bach program “Dancing with Bach”], Chun immediately showed great poise at the console with a clean articulated Baroque touch, even tempo, and steady “dancing” foot tapping energy... in perfect balance and measured touch. The lightning fast arpeggios [in Piece d’Orgue] were executed brilliantly... Pastorella... the most discerning interpretation.... with the clean delicacy of dew on a quietly pasture at dawn... refreshing!”

Classical Sonoma, North Bay, March 2010

“Chun’s playing was very precise and stylish with great care of articulation... Her interpretation and registrations, attracting listeners’ ears, perfectly corresponded with the periods when the pieces were written... very high artistic level.”

Bialystok, Poland 2008

“The Marilyn Mason Organ (Fisk Op.85) has outstanding clarity, and Shin-Ae Chun makes the most of it.... Bach’s Trio Sonata No.6, BWV 530 is particularly powerful, as is her reading of Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550”

The Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006

Shin-Ae Chun

Concert Organist & Harpsichordist

As a concert organist and harpsichordist, Dr. Shin-Ae Chun has given concerts on festivals and concert series as soloist and with ensembles and orchestras in the U.S, South Korea, Germany, Poland and Romania. She has also taught in workshops and masterclasses on both organ and harpsichord at various venues such as Henderson State University,The University of Iowa,The University of Alabama and the AGO’s Pipe Organ Encounter (Ann Arbor). Her persuasive interpretation, creativity and taste in registration, preciseness and flexibility in performance and passionate energy have attracted the audience of all ages. She is represented by Concert Artist Cooperative.

 

As organist Chun currently serves First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor (American Baptist) in Michigan. Separately from her responsibilities at the church, she runs the Coffee Break Concert Series (October-May), connecting local audiences with professional musicians from near and far through a variety of music. She also directs Early Music Singers (an early music vocal ensemble) which consists of volunteer singers from the community to perform sacred music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras and collaborates with early music instrumentalists in the area to enhance the series.

 

Chun received her doctoral degree in Organ Performance and her master’s degree in Harpsichord Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science, a bachelor’s degree in Church Music and a master’s degree in Organ Performance from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. Her teachers were Marilyn Mason, Edward Parmentier, Tong-Soon Kwak and Kyung-

Hee Jung.

 

Her two organ solo CDs with the music from the Lutheran heritage were released upon the request by Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan: The Angels Dance and On Cherubim Wings. Music selections from these CDs were featured on Pipedreams, a nationally broadcasted radio station devoted to organ music in the U.S.