Hyokyoung (Hannah) Byun
Principal Organist & Conducting Specialist
Hyokyoung (Hannah) Byun, earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts (Konzert Examen, 1997) in Organ Performance from the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany. In 1999, in addition to her DMA in Organ Performance, she was also awarded Diplom für Dirigent (Masters in Conducting) from the Universität für Künste. Currently, she is a doctorate candidate for Choral Conducting at University of Washington. When not making music, Hannah enjoys running, kick-boxing, and cooking with her family — daughter Ina, son Sungil and husband Philip.
Ministry Coordinator, Worship
I joined the UPC staff three weeks after 9/11. Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., I was a Canadian until a few years ago when, after 30+ years living “south of the border,” I decided to become a U.S. citizen.