Ahra was born in Seoul, South Korea, and started playing piano at age 5. She has been invited to the MusicA Braine l’Alleud and Orford Music Academy and performed at many renowned places including Lincoln Center and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Youngsan Art Hall and Youngsan Grace Hall in Korea. Ms. Oh has performed as a soloist with orchestras, including Satu Mare State Philharmonic Orchestra and Hungarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, and also performed in Boston University’s Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Oh has also received awards from numerous piano competitions, including East Coast International Music Competition, The Golden Key International Piano Competition, AFAF International Piano Competition, American Protege International Competition, and The Junior Korea Times Music Competition.
Dr. Oh received a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance at Sookmyung Women’s University where she studied with pianist Jung Ae Sohn. Following that, she moved to the United States to continue her musical education. Ms. Oh attained a Master’s degree and Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Alexander Shtarkman. After that, she moved to Boston and received a doctorate degree from Boston University under the tutelage of Gila Goldstein. With a broad passion for collaboration, she is pursuing another Master’s degree in collaborative piano with a graduate fellowship at Longy School of Music of Bard College with Eri Nakamura.