A native of South Korea, Heeguen has been a seasonal substitute with the SF Opera Orchestra since 2017. Heeguen is the Associate Concertmaster with the SF Ballet Orchestra and has held positions in the Santa Rosa, Oakland, and Berkeley Symphony Orchestras. She performs regularly in South Korea and throughout the Bay Area in venues such as Seoul Arts Center, Sejong Arts Center, Old First Concerts, Herbst Theater, Bing Concert Hall, and many more.
Heeguen is an active chamber musician and is a member of Beaubliss Quartet and Ensemble Ari. She has performed at Yale Chamber Music Society, Yellowbarn Music Festival, Taos Music Festival, and Banff Chamber Music Residency.
Heeguen was invited to play at Osaka City Hall, Daejeon Chamber Music Festival, Mannes Beethoven Institute at The New School, and City University of NY. Additionally Heeguen gave a solo debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and has had solo appearances with many orchestras such as SF Ballet Orchestra, Oberlin Orchestra, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 212, and Camerata Academica de Merida.
Heeguen is a prize winner at the Henryk Szeryng International Competition, Irving M Klein Competition, and Kingsville International Competition among others. She has studied at Oberlin Conservatory, the Juilliard School, Yale School of Music and Rutgers University under the direction of Almita Vamos, Masao Kawasaki, Peter Oundjian, and Arnold Steinhardt.
Heeguen resides in Albany with her husband Sugwoo Shin and their two children. She likes doing art projects such as origami and water painting with her children. She also likes to explore traditional Korean cooking.