Joung Hoon Song
Instrument: violin, viola, conducting, chamber music
Bio: Joung Hoon Song performs extensively as a violinist and violist throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has been the featured soloist with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Parkway Concert Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Mesa University Orchestra, the Mont Clair Chamber Ensemble and the Aspen Baroque Orchestra, among others, and has performed extensively in New York and Boston at venues including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Michael C. Paul Hall at Lincoln Center, and Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory. In addition to his solo appearances, Mr. Song is active as a chamber musician and conductor, collaborating with artists and faculties from New England Conservatory, Boston University, Boston Conservatory, Wellesley, Stanford University, Smith College, Longy, Yale University, The Juilliard School, Mannes, Manhattan School of Music, University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne and the Chopin Academy in Poland. He was the Director of Colorado Mesa University Orchestra, New England Conservatory's Preparatory String Orchestra for 5 seasons, and of the Julliard Korean Chamber Ensemble's 1992 providing music for President Roh Tae Woo's visit to NY. In 1999, Dr. Song was invited to act as assistant concertmaster for the Asian Philharmonic Orchestra's "Millennium" concert led by its founder Maestro Myung-whun Chung. Most recently he was the concert master for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and this summer, he was invited to be the concert master for the MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Song received his Bachelor's degree from Juilliard, the Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees from Yale, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in both violin and viola from Boston University, studying with Dorothy DeLay, Naoko Tanaka, Hyo Kang, Erick Friedman, Eugene Becker, Bayla Keyes, and Michelle LaCourse. His dissertation; "Henri Vieuxtemps and his Contributions to the Unaccompanied Solo Violin and Viola Literature" focused on the legendary violinist and composer, Henri Vieuxtemps. Dr. Song has held faculty positions for The Juilliard-Iceland Youth Symphony Orchestra program led by Maestro Paul Zakofsky and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Professor of Upper Strings and Conductor at the Colorado Mesa University, currently serve as violin, viola, and chamber music faculty at the New England Conservatory; Preparatory School / School of Continuing Education and maintains teaching affiliation with MIT Professional Education and Harvard University Office Of the Arts. He has the honor of playing Vieuxtemps' violin, a 1789 Lorenzo Storioni, and a 1930 Luigi Garlimberti viola. Here are links to my Violin/ Viola/ Conducting Performances and Teaching Demonstration; Violin/Viola Performance. Teaching Demonstration.
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