Bachelors of Music : Indiana University Performance Certificate : Indiana University
Competitions Won First Prize In
Lima Symphony Young Artist Competition
Bloomington Symphony Competition
Indianpolis Symphony Young Artist Competition
Indiana University Concerto Competition
Fischoff National Chamber Music Competirion
Indiana Unversity Bachelor of Music (Scholarship)
Performance Certificate from Indiana University - highly prestigious awarded only to a few per year among thousands, signfying that the performance level meets professional solo standard.
Prof. Janos Starker asked me to remain at the Indiana Unversity as a professor of the no.1 rated music University
Yale University (Scholarship)
Principal of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (There werw two at the time)
Principal of the Camerata
Principal of the Korean Chritian Orchestra
Performed as the soloist with the following orchestras
Lima Symphony Orchestra
Blooming Symphony Orchestra (3 times)
Indiana University Symphony
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Invited by Maestro Isaac Stern for the Carnegie Hall Recital
Asked to join the Beux Arts trio by Violinist Yong Uck Kim
Maestro Jung Myung Whun invited for a concerto with the Europian orchestra he conducts
Maestro Jung Kyung Wha wanted me to join her manager
(I couldn’t accept the last 4 invitations though, since I was involved with all important humanitarian work of feeding the hungry children of the world.)
I am a classical trained musician. I was brought up in Bloomington Indiana, the home of the no.1 rated music school in the States (by the teacher's association). Ever since I was 10, I was involved with the University music life. I had the fortune to study with Janos Starker - perhaps the greatest cello technician in the world! His playing style is comfortable, clean, natural, and free of tension problems. Anyone can learn this great technique and benefit from it. I stress this technique on all of the instruments we teach. I was the best teacher in Los Angeles area for producing the most competition winners of SYMF a few years back (cello).
I have been teaching since my College days... from students 4 to adults, from beginners to music majors of a prestigious schools like the Art's school of Seoul, Indiana University, Peabody, etc.
I teach combination of the Suzuki method and the Hungarian style (stressing the natural, comfortable, painless, tension free method). For young students, the Suzuki method is great, since the repertoire is all fun! Also the CD that comes with every level is vital! Children enjoy and benefit from that. I am an audiophile, so I can set up students with a quality hifi system on the cheap - this is so vital in Suzuki method, as he stated in his book, Nurtured With Love.
I never yell or scold. I can keep the boat on even keel, and not sink to drama. I am warm but firm about requiring hard work on improving.