2012 Aug. University of Southern California,
Thornton School of Music (Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performamce)
2006 May. Yale University, School of Music (Master of Music in Cello Performance)
2004 February The Korean National University of Arts, Seoul, Korea
(Bachelor of Music)
2001 Feb. Seoul Arts High School, Seoul Korea (Diplom)
1998 June Acceptance Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
1998 June Gnessins Special Music School. Moscow, Russia (Diplom)
1994 Aug-1997 Jun. Pre-college of Moscow, Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow,
1993 Mar-1994 Jun. Pre-College of Korean National University of Arts. Seoul,
2011-2012 Andrew Shulman (Principal Cellist in LA Chamber Orchestra)
2008-2011 Peter Stumpf (Professor at Indiana University & former LA Phil Principal Cellist)
2007-2008 Nathaniel Rosen (Gold Medalist in International Tchaikovsky Competition)
2006-2007 Eleonore Scheonfeld (former Piatigorsky Chair at USC)
2004-2006 Aldo Parisot (Professor at Yale School of Music)
2001-2003 Myung-Wha Chung (Professor at the Korean National University of
1998-2000 Hyung-won Chang (a faculty member at the Korean National University of Arts and Yonsei University)
1997-1998 Lev Yevgrafov (a professor at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Gnessins Special Music School)
1994-1997 Alexander Seleznev (a faculty member at pre-college of the Tchaikovsky conservatory)
2012 Cello Teacher at Diamond Bar High School, CA
2009 Beverly Hills Conservatory & Institute of Art, Music, and Science
2009- Teaching Assistant at USC, Thornton School of Music
2006-2008 Teaching Assistant at Yale University, School of Music
Competitions and Awards
2007 Rene Fe Bland Scholarship Recipient. Santa Barbara, CA
2005-2006 Full Scholarship (Yale University) New Haven, CT
2001-2003 Full scholarship (the Korean National University of Arts) Seoul,
2000 Nov. 2nd prix Hanjun Artspool Center Competition (Hanjun Elecrtic
1999 May 1st prize Seoul Youth Chamber Competition. (Seoul Arts High
1999 Feb. Grand Prix Korean Philharmonic Competition (Korean Philharmonic Orchestra) Seoul, Korea.
Solo Recitals and Chamber Concerts
2006 – 2007 A Cellist in a Graduate String Quartet with Prof. Midori Goto at
2006 April Soloist at Yale Cellos Concert
2003 Feb. Recital (Kumho Art Gallery) - Paganini Variations on a Theme by
Moses, F. Schubert Arpeggione Sonata, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in b minor
1999 Nov. ‘Young Artist Concert’ (Kumho Gallery) - Piano Trios S. Rahmaninoff ‘Elegiaque’ No. 2 & D. Shostakovich No. 2)
1996 June Recital (Dom Druzhbui), Moscow, Russia.
1992 April Recital (Tchaikovsky Conservatory Hall) - Breval, Vivaldi Sonatas, Moscow, Russia.
1999 Feb. Korean Philharmonic Orchestra (Yangchun Kumin Center) –
D. Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
1998 June Vryemyena Goda Chamber Orchestra (Gnessins Institute Hall) - J.Haydn cello concerto in C
1997 July The Moscow Symphony Orchestra - Variations on a Rococo theme by P. Tchaikovsky
Music Festivals Participated
2012 March International Piatigorsky Festival, Los Angeles, CA
2007 June Piatigorsky Seminar for Cellists, Los Angeles, CA
2005 July Music Festival in Banff, Canada
2002 June Music Festival, Casalmaggiore, Italy
2001 July 13-Aug. Elan Music Festival, Stowe, VT
1999 June International Adam Cello Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand
2008- Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Orchestra (Substitute)
2009. Redlands Symphony Orchestra (Substitute)
2009 San Diego Symphony Orchestra (Substitute cellist)
2007 July International Moritzburg Festival, Germany (Principal Cellist)
2004 American Youth & Debut Symphony Orchestra (Assistant
Principal), Los Angeles, CA
2001-2004 Korean Symphony & Eurasian Philharmonic Orchestra
(Substitute), Seoul, South Korea
2013 Finalist for Assistant Professor position at Belmont University, Nashville, TN
2012 Married to a Chinese Cellist, Xian Zhuo (The First Prize Winner of
Dr. Luis Sigall International Competition, 2011)
2010 Accepted to International Society for Music Education World
2008 Jury for the Music Competition at Jewish Temple, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Russian Translator at Piatigorsky Cello Seminar
1985 Lived in Sudan, Africa
1988-1992, Lived in Moscow, Russia with Family. Father was a Diplomat.
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