“Ms. Nam, the pianist, showed extraordinary dynamic range with precision and clarity.”
-Rorianne Schrade for New York Concert Review
Dr. Beth Nam has performed in numerous recitals, chamber concerts, winner’s concerts, and master classes in well-known venues such as Chicago Cultural Center, Carnegie Weil Recital Hall, and Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, among others.
Dr. Nam received her Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Juilliard School of Music as a C. V. Starr Doctoral Fellow where she also received her Master's and Bachelor's degrees in piano performance as a scholarship student. She was a recipient of several teaching fellowships at The Juilliard School including the Gluck Community Service Fellowship, Morse Fellowship, Piano Minor Fellowship, and the Music Advancement Program where her students have been granted acceptances to Juilliard and Manhattan Pre-Colleges in New York City. Dr. Nam also participated in the Bowdoin Festival in Maine as a teaching assistant, Banff Piano Festival and Chamber Music Festival in Canada, and the Leipzig International Festival in Germany.
Dr. Nam performed as the pianist of the highly acclaimed Allant Trio. Their first album, titled ‘Ignition’, was released under Sony Classical and they were also broadcasted on ABC Classic FM in Australia and WFMT radio station in Chicago. In 2014, they were invited by the Korea International Music Festival to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto at the Seoul Arts Center with the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra which was broadcasted by Korea’s MBC network. In February 2014, the trio gave a highly acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in New York City. The trio was also awarded the Jonathan Madrigano Entrepreneurship Grant from the Juilliard School in 2013 for developing their educational project promoting chamber music to beginning students.
A native of Korea, Dr. Nam started taking piano lessons at the age of nine. Her major teachers include Ms. Sook-Ja Chae, Chet and Hak Soon Swiatkowski at Mount St. Mary's College, Lois Roberts at El Camino College, and Martin Canin and Robert McDonald at Juilliard.
Dr. Nam had been an interim piano faculty at Occidental College in Glendale, an assistant conductor at the South Bay Children's Choir in Torrance, and a director of choir and orchestra at the California Academy of Mathematics and Science in Carson. She is currently teaching as an adjunct piano professor at Biola University in La Mirada and a faculty at the Chamber Music OC’s Pre-College Program.