Artist : Violin: Kyoung-Joo SUNG

Join our Season-opening Concert with Korean violinist Kyoung-Joo Sung who will be playing Sibelius Violin Concerto.

Violin: Kyoung-Joo SUNG

Throughout Europe, USA and South Korea, violinist Kyoung-Joo Sung has made his name known to the public as a stunning and inspired professional soloist. After graduating from Seoul National University with honors, he earned his Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory and his Master’s degree at the Juilliard School. He then went on to the University of Texas at Austin, where he received the Starling Distinguished Violinist Scholarship and completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

From an early age, Mr. Sung gained recognition from national critics for his awards in numerous competitions and his extraordinary talent. As a student at the University of Texas at Austin, he was awarded the Outstanding Doctor of Music Arts Chamber Recital Awards. Performing on an international scale, Mr. Sung has played as a soloist with orchestras such as the Seoul Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra and in prestigious halls such as Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, Smetana Hall and Dvorak Hall in Prague, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall in the US. Mr. Sung also has participated in several international music festivals, including Aspen Music Festival and the Great Mountain Music Festival.

Currently, Mr. Sung is an associate professor at Gangwon National University in South Korea and an operation member of Chuncheon Cultural Foundation. He is also a member of Erato Ensemble, as well as a Music Director of String Ensemble ‘The Bridge’.

小提琴:成暻柱

活躍於歐美及南韓樂壇的小提琴家成暻柱,以其專業、超凡、令人驚嘆的獨奏演出而備受矚目。於首爾大學榮譽畢業後,成氏分別在奧柏林音樂學院及茱莉亞學院取得藝術文憑和碩士學位,並於德克薩斯州大學奧斯汀分校獲史塔寧傑出小提琴家獎學金完成音樂博士學位。

成氏早年已於南韓國內很多知名的比賽中獲獎無數。於德克薩斯州大學奧斯汀分校就學期間,獲卓越室樂個人演奏音樂博士獎。在國際舞台上,成氏曾以獨奏家的身份與首爾交響樂團、KBS交響樂團、北捷克愛樂樂團、仁川愛樂樂團等合作演出,樂跡遍及世界多個著名音樂廳,如維也納金色大廳、布拉格史密塔納廳及德伏扎克廳、美國卡內基音樂廳及愛麗斯杜莉廳等。他亦曾於亞士本音樂節及大山音樂節等多個國際性的音樂節中獻技。

成氏現任南韓江原大學教授,Erato重奏樂團的成員,春川文化藝術基金會委員,「橋」四重奏藝術總監。

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Excerpt from Bizet's Les Toreadors (from Carmen Suite No.1), performed by Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, conducted by Ho-Man Choi