Remi Ha is a pianist and chamber musician based in San Diego, California. She is active in leading classes at Villa Musica- San Diego’s Community Music Center, and is the Youth Choirs accompanist of La Jolla Presbyterian Church. She finds agency in chamber music and composer-performer collaborations, in which she values her place at the piano as an operative process. She looks to cultivate spaces that promote freedom in exploration, discussion, and the creation of new narratives. She is especially excited to help others to realize musical ideas and spaces of their own.
Remi is a graduate of UC San Diego, with bachelor’s degrees in Music and Neuroscience & Physiology, receiving Honors in piano performance, and is the recipient of the 2019 Dr. Milton Saier Memorial Prize for an outstanding classical music performance by an undergraduate student. She was a District Winner of the California Association of Professional Music Teacher’s Honors Auditions in 2014. She was awarded first place in the San Diego Music Teachers’ Association of California Concerto Competition in 2013, and subsequently performed as guest soloist with the Civic Youth Orchestra under the direction of Robert Gilson. She has performed and collaborated in music festivals including Fresh Inc, the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice at New England Conservatory of Music, the Montecito International Music Festival, and at the University of the Pacific. She has played in masterclasses for professional artists such as Stephen Drury, Tian Ying, and Peter Takacs, and her principal mentors are Aleck Karis, Mari Kawamura, and Dana Burnett.