SoYoung Kwon, Violin
Violinist SoYoung Kwon has appeared in recitals, concerts, festivals and master classes throughout the United States, Germany, France, Netherlands, China, and Korea. She has won numerous competitions and awards, including prestigious top prizes from the Korea Daily Competition and Eumyeon Competition in Korea, the American Protégé International Competition, and was chosen as the 2014 Ujung Rising Star by Ujung Art Center. She has been a concertmaster of the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia and the Boston University Symphony/Chamber Orchestra, as well as a section leader of Gunsan Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, she has been a member of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Albany Symphony Orchestra. She performed regularly with the Contemporary Music Ensemble Éclat, the Ensemble Hui, and is a founding member of the Absolute Trio. As a passionate teacher, she taught at the Lincoln-Bassett Elementary School in Connecticut, the Pre-College division of Kangnam University, and the Sunhwa Arts School in Korea.
She received Bachelor’s degree at Oberlin Conservatory with full scholarship, and she was granted Master’s degree and Artist Diploma with full merit scholarship from Yale University School of Music. Ms. Kwon has completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree as a student of Peter Zazofsky at Boston University School of Music. Dr. Kwon has taught at Stonehill College as an Adjunct Professor of Violin and Viola, and is appointed to serve on the violin faculty of Youth and Muse International Music Festival, and a member of Philharmonia Boston, El Duo.