Native of South Korea, Hyejin Joo won various awards from the Wideman International Piano Competition, Northwestern Concerto Competition, Indiana University Concerto Competition, Seoul National University Concerto Competition, Chautauqua Competition, Thaviu-Isaak Competition, and Kumho Art Foundation Audition. Most recently, she was a Gold medalist at the Seattle International Piano competition and performed at Benaroya Hall.
Also as an active chamber musician, she is a member of Stellio Piano Trio, prizewinner of Plowman Chamber Music Competition, semi-finalist at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and guest artist for the Peninsula Music Festival ChamberFest.
She earned her Bachelor of Music from Seoul National University, receiving the prestigious scholarship for selected top students and was granted the position of Associate Instructor upon entering Indiana University. She received her Master of Music degree and Performer Diploma there with full scholarship under the tutelage of Arnaldo Cohen. She performed venues such as the Banff Centre, Chautauqua Fletcher Hall, St. Petersburg, FL, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Gilmore Masterclass Series, Palais Altenstein, Schloss Hallenburg in Germany and other various venues in Chicago area. Hyejin performed with the Northwestern Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the annual Concerto/Aria competition and was invited to perform with the Bienen String Orchestra, both under the baton of Maestro Victor Yampolsky. She was also featured soloist in the opening concert of the 67th Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin.
She is currently a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University where she studied with Alan Chow.