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BoKyung Hwang

Specializes In: Violin

Lessons available in English or Korean

Biography

Violinist Bokyung Hwang, a native of South Korea, began her violin studies at the age of six. She has performed as a concert soloist and chamber musician across Canada, the U.S. Asia, and Europe. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music. Later she pursued an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her teachers and mentors – including Robert Rozek, Lynn Blakeslee, Renee Jolles, and Mayumi Seiler – come from a long line of violin performers and pedagogues. She also played in several masterclasses with Sidney Harth, Yehonatan Berick, Federico Agostini, and Geoff Nuttall. As a scholarship recipient, Bokyung has performed in the Astona International Music Festival twice in Europe. She won First Place at the Hanmi National Competition in Korea and was also awarded the Gold Prize in the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival in 2007. She is currently a section violinist in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada before accepting a position with the WSO. Bokyung is very happy to be a new member of the MCMA family.

Education/Training:

Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music
Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music