Lessons available in English or Korean
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. 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.
What is your education and experience?
Bachelor and Master of Music in Violin Performance, Eastman School of Music; Artist Diploma, Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music.
What inspired you to study music?
My violin teacher, Robert Rozek, helped me to fall in love with music
What do you love about teaching?
I love playing violin and want more people to get into the world of violin.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking music lessons?
It is not too late to start.