Jeonghyeon Joo

Jeonghyeon Joo is a haegeum performer/composer based in Los Angeles and Seoul. Her practice includes performance, composition, improvisation, artistic research, collaboration, writing, and teaching. She explores the physical, social, cultural, and political relationship between the performer and instrument, frequently collaborating with filmmakers, visual artists, composers, and performance artists.

She is a recipient of the Arts Council Korea’s Grant for Pioneering Artists, the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture’s Grant for Emerging Artists in Performing Arts, and the Presidential Award of Korea, among others. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts from the California Institute of the Arts and is currently an Assistant Professor of Intercultural Arts at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, serving as a Program Director at CultureHub.