Jiweon Ryu attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts, class of 2011. During her senior year, she was a principal flutist in the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO). Ms. Ryu studied flute with Judy Grant and was named a Young Artist at the Boston Flute Academy in the Fall of 2008.
Ms. Ryu won first prize in the 2010 National Flute Association High School Soloist Competiton, along with the prize for Best Performance of the Newly Commissioned Piece. She also performed in the 2009 competition in New York City, as one of the eight finalists. Ms. Ryu won second prize in the 2010 New England Conservatory Prep School Concerto Competition, performing the complete Nielsen Concerto from memory.
A native Korean, Ms. Ryu attended Seoul Arts High School and studied with Rock Sun Moon and Yong Ji Song at Yewon School, where she graduated. She won prizes in several competitions, including the Korea Flute Association Competition, Ewha-Kyunghyang Competition, and Eumag Chunchu Competition. Ms. Ryu has performed as a soloist with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Seoul Symphony Orchestra, and also presented a recital at Kumho Art Hall for the “Kumho prodigy concert.” She has performed in many masterclasses, including Maxence Larrieu, Michel Moragues, Andras Adorjan, Julien Beaudiment, Elizabeth Rowe, Jim Walker, Keith Underwood, Cindy Meyers, Geralyn Coticone, and Danielle Boudrot.
Ms. Ryu is now studying flute performance at the Juilliard School in New York City.