Hkun Tun was born in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). He attended medical school
then migrated to the United States in 2001. He is practicing as an Internist/Hospitalist.
loves reading and travel but his main passion is playing piano which he found out
as a teenager.
He was a junior swimming champion but was unable to swim for a year when the Military
Government killed thousands of protesters and shut down schools, and even swimming
for years in 1988. He started to learn piano with Andrew Kong and learned classical
and on for about 2 ½ years. But it was quite difficult to improve classical piano
playing due to
lack of resources. He decided to go to Medical School instead.
After buying a piano in 2016, he started to play again. First, he tried to learn himself
by watching archives of great pianists on Youtube. He was selected for 2017 Piano
Festival as a performer and had a chance to meet fellow piano enthusiasts and was
able to take
lessons from Adam Wodnicki until Covid restriction halted piano education last year.
he is taking online piano lesson with Stefan Chaplikov. He also participated in
masterclasses/lessons with professors Harold Martina, John Owings, Andrey Ponochevny,
Resnianski and Tamas Ungar.