Hailed as "immensely talented, truly identifies with the emotions of the composer with natural physical affinity with the instrument", Heather's talent was recognized early by winning several national competitions, namely - The Korea Times, Chosun Daily News, YooK-Young Foundation, Samik-Becstein, and Ewha- kyunghyang in her native city Seoul soon after she began playing the piano at the age of 7 and performed Beethoven's 3rd Piano concerto 1st movement two years later with the Korea Symphony under the baton of Kwak Seung. She continued her musical studies in New York City at Mannes College The New School under a scholarship earning her BM where she was selected as an alternative at the concerto competition praised as "possessing a Russian Soul" by one of a juror member and MM at the Manhattan School of Music where her chamber group quintet was selected as finalists at the Lillian Fuchs chamber music competition.
As an active performer, she has performed in such venues like Sejong Art Center, Symphony Space, Greenfield Hall, Klavier House, Yamaha Piano Salon and Becstein Piano Center. In addition, she has been guided by Christopher Lieske at Summer Academy at Mozarteum in Salzburg, Vienna, participated in numerous master classes given by John Perry, James Tocco, Abby Simon, John O'cconor and currently coached by great masters like Emanuel Krasovsky, Nina Tichman, Victor Rosenbaum, Dmitry Rachmaninoff, Massimiliano Ferrati, and Alexander Kobrin.
As an encouraging artist/teacher consistely praised for tonal beauty and exquisite sound in combination of power and sensitivity, she intuitively custom-tailors all the basic teaching points appropriate to each student's present rate of advancement and different personalities using conceptual approach engaging your senses aimed to experience the reality of sound through artistic image and narrative story telling, a method influenced by great Russian piano tradition with ample emphasis on tone, phrasing, and structural meaning of music. She believes piano is the most beautiful instrument and teaching as collaborating discovery, journey.