EON International Music Academy
Professor an der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Germany
독일 하노버 국립 음악대학 교수
Professor an der Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zürich, Switzerland
스위스 칼라이도스 음악대학 교수
He began to play the cello at the age of 6. At 16, he made his debut as soloist with the Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra, performing Saint-Saens‘ Cello Concerto in A minor. By the age of 26 he was giving 80 concerts a year all over the world, and when he turned 36 he was offered a cello professorship at the Hanover University of Music, Theatre & Media. His pronounced holistic approach not only to music, makes him a strong personality as teacher, juror, coach for high performance, as a lateral thinker, as a visionary leader, as mountain climber and nature lover.
Tilmann Wick is a soloist. He draws on concert experience gained with Claudio Abbado, Manfred Honeck, Herbert von Karajan, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sir Georg Solti, Rudolf Buchbinder, Pascal Devoyon, Bernd Glemser, Dae-Jin Kim, Matthias Kirschnereit, Igor Levit, Christian Zacharias, Lera Auerbach, Christian Altenburger, Dong-Suk Kang, KyungSun Lee, Shlomo Mintz, Anne Shih, Guillaume Sutre, Ingolf Turban, Frank Peter Zimmermann, and Tabea Ziummermann. Highlights in his career include Dvorak‘s Cello Concerto with the Hallé Orchestra of Manchester, Tchaikovsky‘s Rococo Variations with the Bavarian State Orchestra of Munich, the world premiere of Ernst Helmuth Flammer‘s cello concerto Capriccio with the MDR Symphony Orchestra of Leipzig. Further focal points include performances in New York‘s Carnegie Hall, in Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Montreal, Santiago de Chile, in Melbourne, Seoul, Pretoria, Tunis, Casablanca, Alger, London, Brussels, Paris, San Sebastián, Novosibirsk, Krasnojarsk, Tomsk, Lucerne, in Zurich‘s Tonhalle, Berlin‘s Schauspielhaus, Frankfurt‘s Alte Oper, Munich‘s Herkulessaal and State Opera and Cologne‘s Philharmonie. His debuts were also memorable occasions, as at the Salzburg Festival, the Berlin Festival (at the invitation of Claudio Abbado), the Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Musiktreffen St. Moritz in Switzerland, the Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux in France, the Festival MusicAlp Courchevel and Tignes, the Portogruaro Music Festival in Italy, the Dartington International Festival of Music in England, the Euro Arts Music Festival in Korea, Austria and Germany, Spain‘s Festival Quincena Musical, and the Kronberg Academy in Germany.
Tilmann Wick is a perfectionist. His CD recordings produced by EMI classics, audite, MD+G, and ambitus, are treasured by connoisseurs the world over and praised by critics as reference recordings. His technique is a modern, innovative one that he takes still further in order to demonstrate the complete scope of the spacious sound spectrum of the violoncello. His unique ambitus CD of Britten‘s complete works for cello solo documents his pronounced sense of tone colour and tonal resource.
Tilmann Wick is distinguished in the sense that he has received many awards in his career, ranging from a Concert Artist Diploma examination passed “with distinction“ in the early days, to two renowned first prizes gained later on in Spain and New York, where he takes the lead from 170 participants.
Tilmann Wick has remained a person with a deep concern for other people, despite his impressive career. Thus it is only logical that he teaches, both in master classes in the USA, Canada, Russia, China, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Serbia, Poland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, England, France, Austria and Germany (i.e. Kronberg Academy), and at the Hanover Music Academy (Hochschule für Musik, Theater & Medien Hannover/Germany), where he assumed the cello professorship in 1998. He serves as a jury member in international cello competitions like the Lutoslawsky Cello Competition in Warsaw, the Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen or the International Hindemith Competition Berlin.
And because Tilmann Wick has remained a person with a great sense of responsibility for this earth, for the freedom of people and for the freedom of their thoughts and speech, he has freely given up his cello professorship in April 2022. Having to fit into a corset of government regulations since 2020 is deeply contrary to his knowledge of human being in freedom, love, joy and communal connectedness. Tilmann Wick teaches international cellists as a private cello professor with his own developed holistic method.
Professor an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Austria
오스트리아 빈 국립 음악대학 교수
Aron Striong Quartet member
아론 스트링 콰르텟 멤버
Cellist CHRISTOPHE PANTILLON was born in Neuchâtel into a Swiss-american family of musicians. He started playing the cello with J.-P. Guy and Elena Botez before continuing his studies with Heinrich Schiff at the Music Academy in Basel, with Valentin Erben at the Vienna Music University and with Ralph Kirshbaum at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has attended numerous master classes, in particular with Mischa Maisky.
Mr. Pantillon has been playing chamber music ever since his childhood. He moved to Vienna in 1992, and in 1998, he founded the aron quartet, quartet-in-residence of the Arnold Schönberg Center. He is also principal cellist of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, member of the "Leschetizky Trio Vienna" and gives regularly duo concerts with his wife, the violinist Klara Flieder. Christophe David Pantillon has given regular performances, both as soloist and as chamber musician, in Vienna (Musikverein, Konzerthaus), Salzburg (Mozarteum), New York (Carnegie Hall), London (Wigmore Hall), Washington (Library of Congress), Tokyo (Casals Hall, Oji Hall), Moscow (Tchaikovsky Conservatory), Buenos Aires (Teatro Colon), Madrid (Teatro Real), Zurich (Tonhalle), Prag (Suk Saal), in Paris, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Saint-Petersburg, Helsinki,.. as well as in numerous festivals (Festival Menuhin Gstaad, Festival de Radio France (Montpellier), Festival International de Quatuors à Cordes du Lubéron, Styriarte Graz, wien modern, Festival de Kuhmo (Finnland), Festival Cervantino (Mexico), Festival Musical de Santo Domingo, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (USA),"Sounding Jerusalem", Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, «Mostly Music» Chicago,etc...
Christophe Pantillon has been privileged to work with such great artists as Philippe Entremont, Bruno Canino, Marcello Viotti, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Roger Norrington, Peter Schreier, Thomas Quasthoff, Oleg Maisenberg, with members of the Alban Berg Quartet, the Chilingirian Quartet, as well as members of the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic. In 2006, Christophe Pantillon took part in a "Soirée Beethoven" with the actor Gérard Depardieu. He has given master classes in Switzerland, USA (Yale University in Norfolk), France (Académie international de Nice), Ireland, Switzerland, Spain and India. He is currently teaching at the Vienna School of Music.
Professor an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria
오스트리아 그라츠 음악대학 교수
Active conceert artist
전문 연주자 활동 중
Johannes Krebs was born in Goslar, Germany in 1974. He is today one of the most interesting and multifaceted musicians of his generation.
Mr. Krebs studied with Frans Helmerson, Reinhard Latzko, Friedrich Jürgen Sellheim and Klaus Heitz in Hanover, Madrid, Basilea and Cologne. He participated in masterclasses with Boris Pergamenschikow, Bernhard Greenhouse, Wolfgang Böttcher, Mario Brunello and Yehudi Menuhin. The german cellist has won numerous prices and awards at competitions in Germany, Austria, England and the USA.
Over the last decade, Krebs has developed an extensive career as a soloist, chamber musician and much sought after teacher.
As soloist with orchestras he has performed under the baton of conductors like Ingo Metzmacher, Markus Poschner, Marko Letonja, Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas Milton, Florian Krumpöck, Thomas Klug and Wolfgang Schmidt. With the Hanover Piano Trio he has been appearing in concerts and recitals all over Europe and South America.
In 1999 Krebs made the world premiere recording of the piece TROVA by the spanish composer Enrique Granados for SONY. Later he has recorded many of the standard cello concertos by Haydn, Boccherini, Dvořák, Schumann, Bruch and Tchaikovsky. As a chamber musician he recorded Beethoven, Reger, Schnittke, Penderecki, Weinberg and Schubert string trios. Also he recorded Dvořák, Brahms, Mayer and Shostakovich Piano Trios, Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms Piano Quartets and Janáček String Quartets.
Mr. Krebs was invited for radio and tv-productions in Germany (NDR) and Spain (Tele5, Radio nacional, Canal+, Radio classico).
Krebs served as assistant Principal cellist at the Hamburg State Opera from 2002-2006 and as Principal cellist of the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra from 2006–2019.
He taught at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen from 2009–2020. In October 2019 he was appointed Professor at the Kunstuniversität in Graz. He offers masterclasses in Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy, and Spain and coaches regularly the cello sections of German youth orchestras. He was invited as a guest professor at the Music Academy in Krakow, Poland, and in Gent, Belgium.
Recently he has played concertos of the standard repertoire as well as extraordinary concertos by Martinu, Tüür, Sallinen and Gulda.
In 2015 he served as judge in the Tonali Cello Competition and was appointed Artistic Director of the Musikfest Goslar.
Krebs plays a marvellous cello by Carlo Antonio Testore, Milano 1746.
Principal in Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, Sweden
스웨덴 웁살라 챔버 오케스트라 수석
2012 holder of the Swedish royal medal ‘Literis et artibus’
2012년 스웨덴 왕실 훈장 'Literis et artibus' 수여
Kammarmusikens Vänner festivals founder & artistic advisor and Served as artistic director
"Kammarmusikens Vänner festivals"설립자 겸 예술 고문, 예술 감독 역임
Per Nyström is a Swedish cellist traveling the world as chamber musician & soloist and currently principal cello in UPPSALA CHAMBER SOLOISTS and UPPSALA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in Sweden. Since 2001 Per is honorary fellow of the University of Aberdeen, and since 2012 holder of the Swedish royal medal ‘Literis et artibus’. Per was founder & artistic director of Kammarmusikens Vänner (K-V) festivals & masterclasses 2006–2017, (ex Aurora/Old Ox Festivals) and is since 2018 artistic advisor. K-V is one of the world's largest organizers of classical music festivals. Per was cellist and co-founder of the YGGDRASIL STRING QUARTET, 1992–2001. The Quartet had a residency at the University of Aberdeen for 5 years and toured the world performing in the great European halls and concerthouses. During 2001–2016 Per was principal cellist in CAMERATA NORDICA chamber orchestra, an orchestra at the time considered one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras. Per plays on a Antonio & Giuseppe Gagliano cello from Naples 1796, and lifts 200kg in dead lift.
Assistant Principal Cellist of New Jersey Symphony, USA
미국 뉴저시 심포니 오케스트라 수석
A member of the Sejong Soloists and East Coast Chamber Orchestra
한국 세종솔로이스츠 및 미국 이스트 코스트 챔버 오케스트라 단원
Winner of the Philadelphia Orchestra Greenfield Competition, Korean-born cellist NAYOUNG BAEK made her American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2000. She has appeared as soloist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, DuPage Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic and Korean Chamber Ensemble at major venues, such as the Academy House in Philadelphia and the Rheingau Musik Festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Recent highlights include performances of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Ulsan Symphony Orchestra, Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra and Greenwich Village Orchestra in New York City and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Macau-Hong Kong-Taipei Symphony Orchestra for its New Year’s Concert in Macau, China.
At the age of 15, Baek became the youngest winner in the history of the prestigious Choong Ang Times competition in Korea and also garnered the Virtuoso Prize at the first Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Moscow, Russia. Baek was a prizewinner in the Gyeongnam International Competition (in memory of Isang Yun) and won first prize in Hudson Valley Philharmonic Competition and Holland-America Music Society Competition. Her recital appearances have included a New York-debut recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, presented by the Korea Music Society, and the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. An avid chamber musician, Baek has participated in and performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Casals Festival in Prades, Aspen Music Festival and Isaac Stern Seminar in Israel. She has been featured at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Salle Gaveau in Paris and Cadogan Hall in London, and on NPR’s “Performance Today.” She has toured twice with Musicians From Marlboro, playing the Mendelssohn Octet and Janáček Quartet.
Baek studied with Orlando Cole at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She continued her studies at Yale University for her master’s degree and at The Juilliard School for her Artist Diploma with Aldo Parisot, who awarded her the Aldo Parisot Prize at the end of her studies. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University, where she studied and performed with Colin Carr. Baek served as an adjunct faculty member at Kean University and is a member of the Sejong Soloists and East Coast Chamber Orchestra.
Professor an der Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zürich, Switzerland
스위스 칼라이도스 음악대학 출강
Founder and artistic director of the International Music Festival Koblenz
코블렌츠 음악 페스티벌 설립자 및 예술 감독
Active as a concert Soloist Artist
전문 솔로이스트 활동 중
Benedict Kloeckner, born in 1989, has won numerous competitions and awards, most recently the OPUS Klassik 2021.
He is one of the outstanding artists of his generation. He performs worldwide as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, the German Radio Philharmonic, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the NDR Radio Philharmonic, the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the German State Philharmonic, the Kremerata Baltica, the Camerata Oslo and the Munich Chamber Orchestra and works with them renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Ingo Metzmacher, Michael Sanderling, Clemens Schuldt, Heinrich Schiff and Sir Simon Rattle.
He has made guest appearances in concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall New York, Kennedy Center Washington, Symphony Hall Chicago, Arts Center Seoul, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Musikverein Vienna, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Tonhalle Zurich, Gasteig in Munich, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Rudolfinum Prague, the Athenaeum Bucharest and the Barbican, Cadogan and Wigmore Hall London.
In the 2022/2023 season he played all 6 Bach suites in the Berlin Philharmonie and the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. In the 2022/2023 season he will again be a guest at the Berlin Philharmonie, both in a recital with Anna Fedorova and as a soloist in Dvorak's Cello Concerto with the Portuguese National Orchestra.
Again he plays in the Kennedy Center Washington, this time a world premiere of a new cello concerto by José Elizondo, and gives his debut in the Philharmonie Paris, as well as the Cologne Philharmonie.
He also plays with the Romanian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Cristian Macelaru, the Orchester Dijon Bourgogne conducted by Joseph Bastian, the Filarmonica di Teatro communale di Modena conducted by Henrik Nanasi, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Daniel Raiskin, the Panamerican Symphony Orchestra, the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra and is on tour in Japan and South Africa. There he will premiere a new cello concerto by Bongani Ndodana-Breen together with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Benedict Kloeckner is a welcome guest at festivals around the world. His chamber music partners have included Emanuel Ax, Lisa Batiashvili, Yuri Bashmet, Christoph Eschenbach, Vilde Frang, Gidon Kremer, Anne Sophie Mutter and Sir András Schiff.
Benedict Kloeckner works regularly with the great contemporary composers of our time. In 2018 he premiered Wolfgang Rihm's double concerto for 2 cellos and strings.
Together with the Korean Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Christoph Poppen, he premiered Eun Hwa Cho's Cello Concerto at the Seoul Arts Center. With the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg under Peter Tilling, he also performed the Austrian premiere of Dai Fujikura's cello concerto in Salzburg.
In 2020 he premiered 7 works composed for him by Howard Blake, Elena Kats Chernin, José Elizondo, Dai Fujikura, Geoffrey Gordon, Bongani Ndodana-Breen and Eric Tanguy.
His CD recordings have been highly praised by the international press and have been nominated for the German Record Critics' Award, among others. Recordings were made in collaboration with artists such as Gidon Kremer, the conductors Heinrich Schiff and Michael Sanderling, the pianists Danae Dörken, Anna Fedorova, Yu Kosuge, Mario Häring, Ragna Schirmer and José Gallardo, the violinists Kirill Troussov, Ragnhild Hemsing, and the Composers Wolfgang Rihm and Howard Blake.
Since 2014, Benedict Kloeckner has been artistic director of the Koblenz International Music Festival IMUKO.
Benedict Kloeckner received his artistic training from Prof. Martin Ostertag at the Karlsruhe University of Music, as well as from Prof. Frans Helmerson and Gary Hoffman at the Kronberg Academy, made possible by the Angela Winkler grant, and Prof. Michael Sanderling. He received important impulses and valuable support for his artistic development from Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis and Sir András Schiff.
Benedict Kloeckner plays the "Ex Maurice Gendron" cello by Francesco Ruggeri (1680), a generous loan.
Principal of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Austria
오스트리아 비엔나 챔버 오케스트라 수석
Member of Korngold Ensemble wien, Austria
오스트리아 콘골드 앙상블 리더
Jonáš Krejčí, violoncello, was born in London and raised in Prague. He studied at the Prague Conservatory, and spent a year in London studying with William Pleeth.
Hereceived a scholarship from the University of Southern California, where he studied for four years with Lynn Harrell.
During his time in Los Angeles, he performed in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and the New York String Orchestra.
After completing his studies, he returned to Europe.
As a member first of the Škampa Quartet and then of the Petersen Quartet and Schulhoff Quartet, he has appeared in major concert venues throughout the world, such as Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, the Philharmonie in Berlin, and the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, and was Artist in Residence at London's Wigmore Hall.
He is principal cellist of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and has played with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. He collaborates frequently with the Prazak Quartet and has performed with artists such as Melvyn Tan, Boris Pergamenschikov, Lynn Harrell, Lars Vogt, Nikolai Demidenko and more. He is also active as a soloist and is Principal Cellist of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
Additionally, he has given masterclasses in a variety of places such as the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Winterthur Conservatory in Switzerland, the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan, and in the USA.
Mr. Krejčí plays a Paolo Testore cello from 1761 (Milano).
Cellist, Concert artist
Facutly an der Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zürich, Switzerland
스위스 칼라이도스 음악대학 출강
Active Concert Soloist Artist
전문 솔로이스트 활동 중
"Estelle Revaz is a sincere and profound musician with great musical curiosity. I greatly enjoyed playing with her and recommend her highly."
Estelle has played in many countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. She has been invited to play at festivals such as the Verbier Festival, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the Sion Festival, the Festival International de Colmar or the Festival Pablo Casals alongside musical partners such as Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon, Alexandra Conunova, Raphaëlle Moreau, Tai Murray, Lena Neudauer, Sergey Ostrovsky, Tedi Papavrami, Pierre Génisson, Ralph Manno, Finghin Collins, Anais Crestin, Christian Chamorel, Gaspard Dehaene, François Dumont, François-Frédéric Guy, François Killian, Cédric Pescia or the Quatuor Sine Nomine among many more. She has performed at venues including the Victoria Hall, the Fondation Gianadda, the Musée du Louvre, the NCPA in Beijing, the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, the CCK in Buenos Aires or the Sodre in Montevideo.
Her orchestral repertoire ranges from the C.P.E Bach concertos to those of Gulda and Ligeti. From the 2017-2018 season for a period of three years, Estelle Revaz will be the artist in residence of the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, conducted by Arie van Beek. Her many projects include an album centered around the concertos by F. Martin and a world premiere by X. Dayer.
In CANTIQUE (NEOS, 2015), her first release, she performs as soloist in the concertos of E. Bloch (Schelomo) and A. Pflüger (Pitture, world premiere) – an album enthusiastically received by critics. As Le Temps emphasises, "CANTIQUE is a serious, incisive and demanding record where the orchestra and the soloist play with finesse and intelligence in a beautiful musical symbiosis". Her album Bach & Friends (Solo Musica/Sony 2017) for solo cello was also greeted with great excitement by the specialist classical music press, with Pizzicato writing: "Estelle Revaz presents a demanding programme that she interprets at a very high technical level. The sound is perfectly pure, the phrasing is extremely clear and the dynamics are exceptionally refined". Following her most recent album, recorded as a duo and entitled FUGATO (Solo Musica/Sony 2017), Le Courrier described Estelle Revaz as "one of the rising stars of a new generation of great artists", while La Liberté spoke of her "majestic programme in which the cello sings magnificently, at times either powerful or languid".
Radio and television appearances include national radio stations in France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, several visits to the news programs. More recently, Estelle coproduced a five-part radio program called "Estelle et le violoncelle" for Swiss radio Espace 2/Radio Télévision Suisse.
After starting out in Switzerland, Revaz studied in France at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (Jérôme Pernoo), and in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Maria Kliegel).
While still very young, Estelle won several awards. The First Prize of the Fondazione Antonio Salieri di Legnago enabled her in 2004-05 to embark on her first tour as a soloist to Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. In addition, her playing was ackowledged by the City of Geneva, the canton of Valais, the Fonds Français Instrumental, the Leenaards, Little Dreams, Dénéréaz, Kremer, Thiébaud-Frey and Patiño Foundations.
In 2014, she was admitted to the Verbier Festival Academy and within this context awarded the Rotary Prize.
Since 2015, Estelle has been a member of the "Forum des 100", a group of personalities considered to be shaping the future of Switzerland.
Since 2017, she has been cello and chamber music teacher at the Kalaidos University for Music in Zurich, Switzerland. Moreover, she loves to give master classes in Europe, Asia and South America. She has recently done research work on "The development of artistic identity in higher instrumental teaching" which was published in March 2019 at Harmattan (in Collection Sciences de l'éducation musicale).
Estelle Revaz currently plays a cello built by G. Grancino (1679) and a bow by J. Eury (1825) that have been provided to her by two generous Swiss patrons.
Professor an der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt, Germany
독일 프랑크푸르트 국립 음악대학 교수
Guest professor at the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing, China
중국 베이징 음악원 객원 교수
Principal an der Gürzenich Orchester Köln, Germany
독일 쾰른 필하모닉 오케스트라 수석
Teaching assistant of Kronberg Academy, Germany
독일 크론베르크 아카데미 조교
Born in China, Bonian Tian received his first cello lesson at the age of five at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music. In 1997, he continued his studies at Na Mula at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing before arriving in Germany in 2005, where he first studied at David Gerga's College of Music in Cologne and then at the Kronberg Academy of Music at Frans Helmerson.
He won numerous international competitions, including the 2002 Tchaikowsky Boys Musician Contest, the 2006 International Davidov Competition, the 2011 International George Enescu Competition in Bucharest. He placed second at the Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition in Zagreb 2008 and the André Navarra International Cello Competition in Toulouse 2011.
Bonian Tian regularly plays at the Schleswig Holstein Festival, Rheingau Music Festival. As a soloist, he has already performed with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Latvian National Orchestra, the China Philharmonic, the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Toulouse Symphony Orchestra. At the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Music Association, Copenhagen Tivoli Concert Hall, the Seoul Centre for Culture and Music, and a private audience with Queen Margrethe of Denmark.
Bonian Tian worked with leaders such as Christoph Eschenbach, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Neville Marriner, Markus Stenz, Leif Segerstam, Gidor Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, András Ship, Steven Isserlis and since January 2010 has been a solo cellist in the Gürchen Orchester Cologne.
Since 2012, Bonian Tian has been teaching Cello at Frankfurt's College of Music and Performing Arts. Since 2015, Bonian Tian has been a guest professor at the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing China. He's playing on a cello built for him by Patrick Robin, Angers' France.
Faculty an der Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden, Germany
독일 드레스덴 카를 마리아 폰 베버 국립 음악대학 출강
Artistic Director of Kammermusikfest Hofgarten
Hofgarten 국제 음악 축제 예술 감독
Active Cello Soloist
전문 솔로이스트 활동 중
Born into a musical family in Riga, Latvia in 1962, he immigrated to Israel with his family in 1971 before coming to Germany in 1974. Ramón Jaffé received his first musical tuition under his father Don Jaffe, who guided him until his concert exam in 1988 with B. Peragamenschikow. In addition to his tutelage under D. Geringas, D. Shafran and S. Vegh served as his musical mentors. As chamber music partner, he accompanied Sandor Vegh in his last great appearance as a violinist in the great Mozarteum Hall in Salzburg.
Ramón Jaffé, under this master‘s aegis, took successfully part in a series of competitions such as the German Musical Competition (1984) and the Casals Competition in Budapest (1985). His solo career, which had commenced during his studies, led him to the prestigious concert houses of Berlin, Leipzig, Amsterdam, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, London, and Cologne, St.-Petersburg, Rio de Janeiro, to name a few. While doing this, he devoted himself to chamber music as a member of the string trio ,,Belcanto Strings“ (1993 – 2009) and the ,,Mendelssohn Trio Berlin“. Further chamber music partners have included, among others, I. Vermillion, Y. Bronfman, A. Mustonen, A. Frölich, F. Leleux, V. Mendelssohn, J. Rachlin, W. Fuchs, M.P. Langlamet, B. Schmid, E. Bashkirowa, G. Causse, and N. Znaider.
In addition, Mr. Jaffé is the founder and artistic manager of the Chamber Music Festival Hopfgarten/Tirol. In 2011 he has accepted the invitation to the artistic leadership of the Chamber Music Festival in Middelburg/NL which he led until 2019. In 2020 he has founded the Kammermusikfest Oberlausitz in Saxonia/Germany.
The orchestras with which Ramón Jaffé has worked, include the DSO&BSO Berlin, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, Camerata Academica Salzburg, Radio SO Vienna, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Armenian Philharmonic, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica do Brazil.
A sampling of the conductors, with whom he has worked includes A. Boreyko, A. Mustonen, M. Jurowski, E. Topchjan, St. Blunier, Ralf Weikert, as well as the jazz singer Bobbie McFerrin.
He appeared with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra under the conductorship of R. Abbado, M. Viotti and L. Foster, and the RSO Vienna in the Vienna Musikverein within the Wiener Festwochen. This performance was frequently broadcast internationally via radio and television. Numerous other T.V. and radio recordings as well as an impressive number of CDs document his artistic work. "Meditation hebraique“, Brahms Arrangements (published by Koch Schwann), and the premiere of B. Blacher‘s Cello Concerto (Signum) are examples of this. Among the newest releases one can find “The cello’s opera voice” with original pieces for Cello&Orchestra by Verdi, Rossini, Weber, Auber and R.&J. Strauss and Dvoráks Cello concerto No. 1 in A Major.
Ramón Jaffé was a welcomed guest at international festivals, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Rheingau Festival, the Würzburg Mozart Festival, Open Chamber Music Prussia Cove (GB), D. Oistrakh-Festival (Estonia), Schubertiade Roskilde (DK), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Stuttgarter Bachtage, Steirischer Herbst Graz, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Salzburg Culture Weeks, the Expo 1992 and the Biennial in Seville, the Middelburg Festival (NL), the MIDEM in Cannes, Amadeo (NL), Summertime (LV) and the Ludwigsburg Festival.
One of his most artistically exciting and impressive encounters was that with the late Flamenco guitarist Pedro Bacan. Bacan introduced Ramón Jaffé to the secrets of the fascinating world of Flamenco.
Their performances have culminated at all the significant Flamenco Festivals in Spain and France. In 2006 Ramón Jaffé has founded the RamonJaffé-Trio (cello, flamenco-guitar&flamenco-dance), which is specialized on the connection of spanish classical music with the flamenco. He is also constantly performing with the Sri Lankan Sitar-virtuoso Pradeep Ratnayake.
Ramón Jaffé is teaching at the University of Music “C. M. v. Weber” in Dresden. In addition he is leading worldwide masterclasses and is jury-member of several competiotions.
Uwe Hirth- Schmidt
우베 히르스 슈미트
Member of Morpheus Ensemble
모르페우스 앙상블 단원
Founded the Jacques Thibaud String Trio
자크 티보 현악 트리오 설립
Active as a concert Soloist Artist
전문 연주자 활동 중
Uwe Hirth-Schmidt was born in Lahr/Black Forrest and picked up the cello at age five. He appears internationally in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Hamburg Musikhalle, Munich Max-Joseph Saal, London Wigmore Hall, Brussels Philharmonie and Amsterdam Concertgebouw. He performs as a soloist and chamber musician with renowned artists and ensembles. He has won numerous prizes including the German Federal Youth Competition, Southwest Chamber Music Competition, Baden-Baden International Competition, and Offenburg Musikpreis Competition.
In 1994, he founded the Jacques Thibaud String Trio, which, performing all repertoire from memory, won first or top prizes in competitions including Caltanissetta, Trapani, Folkwang and Deutscher Musikwettbewerb. The trio performed extensively at renowned festivals and chamber series worldwide.
The New York Times stated that "this is the first string trio to have as major career...they're also havingfun. It's the best combination. Success is sure to come to them." With the trio, Uwe Hirth-Schmidt recorded 6 CD’s include live recordings at Lincoln Center and in Cleveland, a well as frequent broadcasts with radio stations including WNYC, Voice of America, WQED, NPR Performance Today, St. Paul Sunday, KUHF, Radio Bremen, RBB/SFB, and NDR. In addition to giving masterclasses at universities such as Princeton, Cornell, MIT, UCLA, Duke, Carnegie Melon, Johns Hopkins, and Rice, he taught at Musica Mundi Brussels festival.
He studied with Wolfgang Boettcher at the Berlin University of Arts and received the Artist Diploma in chamber music at Folkwang Hochschule Essen with Vladimir Mendelssohn. He also worked with Varga, Geringas, Demenga, Beyerle, Gronich, Grabiecz, Toyoda, Sebók, St. Petersburg Quartet, Brandis Quartet, Beyerle, Chumachenco, Mantel, Marschner, Zimmermann, Chumachenco, Levin, Neikrug, Mandeau. (*list first names—maybe cut out some names as there are so many*)
Uwe Hirth-Schmidt currently performs about 100 concerts a year in Europe and Asia annually. He plays with the Salzburg Soloists (latest CD was listed in top 10 in Japan), Morpheus -Duo, -Trio, -Quartet, and the Mozart Quartet. “Successful start of his other career”, headlined the Berlin Morgenpost reviewer lately, commenting a Berlin Philharmonie solo concert for his Saens-Saens and Shostakovitch Concerti, praising his “technique and powerful, vibrant tone” as the New York Times had previously. The Melbourne Press Journal described his sound as “sheer velvet” and the Westdeutsche Zeitung commented on the “refined voice of his playing.” Uwe Hirth-Schmidt performs on perhaps the only cello made by Giuseppe Dalaglio.
Alexander - Castro Balbi
알렉산더 카스트로 발비
Principal of the German National Theater
독일 국립 극장 오케스트라 수석
Solo cellist of the Staatskapelle Weimar
바이마르 슈타츠카펠레 독주자
Alexandre Castro-Balbi , born in Besançon in 1991, grew up in a musical family of Latin American origin. At the age of seven he received his first cello lessons from György Adam at the Conservatoire de Besançon. He graduated from the Conservatoire with the Diplôme d'Études Musicales in 2004 and continued his studies the following year with Marc Coppey at the Conservatoire de Paris. Two years later he began his studies at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris (CNSM) with Philippe Muller, from which he graduated with a master's degree. He then deepened his studies with Prof. Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt" Weimar.
After studying for a semester at the Hanns Eisler Music Academy in Berlin with Claudio Bohórquez as part of ERASMUS, he spent another semester with Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He also took part in numerous master classes, including with Steven Isserlis, László Fenyő, Lluís Claret, Sadao Harada, Peter Bruns, Raphae ͏̈l Pidoux and Xavier Gagnepain.
Alexandre Castro-Balbi has won several international prizes, including second prize and special prize at the Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition in Morelia (Mexico) and second prize at the Prince of Asturias Villa de Llanes competition in Spain. At the "International Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music" in Graz, he was awarded second prize with his piano trio "Suyana" and the special prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work.
At the age of 19, Castro-Balbi reached the semi-finals of the ARD music competition in Munich in 2010. He won scholarships from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, the Académie musicale de Villecroze and the Foundation for Young Musicians in Besançon. He has been invited to numerous international festivals, including the "Festival internacional de cello", Lima (Peru), "Festival Prince of Asturias" (Spain), Festival "Music in the Mountains", Colorado (USA), "Festival international de musique de Besançon” and the Festival of “Villa Musica”.
As a soloist he has performed with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Jena Philharmonic, the Budapest Chamber Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Panamá, the Berlin-Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Orchester du Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, the Landesjugendorchester Peru and the Orchester Philharmonique de Besançon among well-known musicians Conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Myung-Whun Chung, Péter Csaba and Zsolt Nagy in the Berlin Philharmonic, the Salle Pleyel, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Munich Philharmonic, the Victoria Hall Geneva, the Teatro Nacional Madrid, the Musikverein Graz and im Solitaire Salzburg. In 2017 he played the Lalo Cello Concerto as a soloist with the Staatskapelle Weimar under Stefan Lano.
His chamber music partners include Lucas Debargue, Markus Groh, Natasha Prischipenko, Christophe Giovaninetti, Svetlin Roussev, Diana Ligeti, Mayu Kishima, Marc Bouchkov, Marie Chilemme, Adrien Boisseau, Regis Vincent, Lena Semenova, Guillaume Chilemme, David Castro-Balbi and Thibaud Epp .
Alexandre Castro-Balbi has been solo cellist of the German National Theater and the Staatskapelle Weimar since 2015.
Cellist, Guest Faculty
Professor of The Tianjin Juilliard School, China
중국 텐진 줄리어드 음악원 교수
Korean cellist Yeonjin Kim has received international acclaim as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Konzerthaus Berlin, Berlin Philharmonie, Seoul Arts Center, Suntory Hall, China National Center for the Performing Arts, and others.
A top prize winner of the Sorantin International Competition (USA), Bossart Award (USA), Dichler-Sato International Competition (Austria), and Viva Hall Competition (Japan), Kim has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Cleveland, Ann Arbor, Colorado, Seoul, and Manila. Her performances were broadcasted on TV and radio in the U.S., Korea, and Japan. As an avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with world-renowned artists. Kim has also performed extensively in Korea and the US with her two sisters in a piano trio, Trio K.
Prior to joining The Tianjin Juilliard School, Kim served as a guest faculty at the University of Michigan and Oberlin Conservatory as well as an adjunct professor at Furman University. She has given master classes in schools in USA, Korea, China, the Philippines, and Hungary. Other artist faculty appointments include Abilene Music Festival, Madeline Island Music Festival, and Luzerne Music Festival. As an orchestral player, Kim also served as assistant principal of the Northwest Indiana Symphony and guest principal cellist of the Ann Arbor Symphony, Dearborn Symphony, and National Repertory Orchestra.
Kim graduated from Seoul National University (BM) in Korea; Toho Gakuen in Japan; Cleveland Institute of Music (MM); and the University of Michigan (DMA) under the tutelage of Chung-Shim Baek, Dong-Oo Lee, Ji-sook Shin, Ko Iwasaki, and Richard Aaron.
Cellist, Concert artist
Former principal Staatskapelle Dresden
독일 드레스덴 슈타츠카펠레 수석 역임
Active as a concert Soloist Artist
전문 연주자 활동 중
Cellist Isang Enders has excelled himself as a musician of new concepts and a constant search for clues, which he continues to demonstrate with his particularly wide repertoire. With his early release of Johann Sebastian Bach's cellosuites on CD and soundtrack, the FAZ will be his "excellent technical skills and early insight," which will be described as an "interpretation that can be measured with the best." The BBC Music magazine particularly praises him: "[...]he reconciles the seemingly irreconcilable: virtuosity, good touch, knowledge and originality. It's a fascinating interpretation of what is neither willful, nor does it ever retreat into lifeless purism." With the Bach suites, Isang Enders traveled to many large and small places. That's how he was at the Bach Festival in Montreal, Melbourne, the Eater and Cologne Philharmonic, but also in Aschaffenburg and Malta.
Meanwhile, Isang Enders is concerting around the globe, putting the breadth of his repertoire not only socialist, but also chamber music at the forefront. He played the cello concerto of Unsuk Chin in Stavanger, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France in Paris, the Opera City Hall in Tokyo and also in Sao Paolo. Last time he was involved in the pre-show of Charlotte Bray's Triple Concerto with the Philharmonic Orchestra in England and his colleagues from the Sitkovetsky Trio, whose membership he's been for three years.
An Asian tournament featuring Czech Philharmonic and Dvorak Cello Concerto, as well as his guest appearances in Hong Kong, the New York Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall in London and the prestigious Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Isang Enders will regularly return to the Heidelberger Spring, the Rheingau Music Festival and the International Chamber Music Festival, and will perform concerts in Hong Kong with Beethoven's Triple Concerto, the Cologne Philharmonic with Igor Levit and Anna Prohaska, Chamber concerts in South America and a guest performance in Italy with the Prague Radio Orchestra, as well as a recital with Ragna Schirmer at the Mozartfest in Würzburg and a Bach project with the cembalist Mahan Esfahani in Malta.
Isang Enders came to enjoy great leaders and chamber music partners on important stages. He worked with Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Myung-Whun Chung or Eliahu Inbal and was a soloist at the Vienna Music Association, the Prager Rudolphin and the Berlin Concert Hall, as well as at the major festivals of Schleswig-Holstein, Paris and Marlboro. Especially Asia has a growing importance for him, making guest appearances at orchestras in Korea, Taiwan, China and Japan every season. In this way, Isang Enders, with great support from composer Unsuk Chin, also engaged in the introduction of contemporary repertoire in Asian concert halls and gave the premiere performances of the cello concerts of Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutoslavski and Bruno Mantovani in Korea, where he's a regular guest at the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. With Peter Eötvös' concerto, Isang Enders will also make his debut at Suntory Hall in Tokyo next year.
As a special inspiration, he felt the long-standing collaboration with pianist Igor Levit... ...with Isang Enders at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenegger, the Cologne Philharmonic or the Beethoven Festival in Bonn. Together, they are artists of the first hour of the International Shostakovich Festival in Gorish.
Isang Enders connects a musical partnership with outstanding musicians, with whom he regularly performs on stage in recitals. With Sunwook Kim, Severin of Eckardstein, Sunwoo Yekwon or Veronika Eberle, Ning Feng and Volker Jacobsen.
Recording is a special passion of Isang Enders. He published his Bach Suites, as well as works by Schumann and Isang Yun, with the BerlinClassics label. The latest recording with works by Debussy, Messiaen and Boulanger appears as Vox Humana in the spring of 2020. At OEHMS Classic, his live performance came out of the Old Frankfurt Opera of Strauss' Don Quixote with the Frankfurt Museum Orchestra under Sebastian Weigle, and with the Sitkovetsky Trio, a Beethoven piano trio and works by Saint-Seens and Ravel will appear on the label BIS.
Born in Frankfurt in 1988, Isang Enders attended a boys' school at the age of twelve. Gustav Rivinius, Trul's M starrk and, in particular, the mentor of American cellist Lynn Harrell. His studies were promoted by the German Foundation for Music Life, the Da-Ponte Foundation and a scholarship to study the German people.
Professor of Tokyo College of Music, Japan
일본 도쿄 음악대학 교수
Russian cellist Dmitry Feygin was born in Moscow to his father Valentin Feygin, a distinguished cellist, and mother Galina Zubareva , a famous cello teacher. He received his education at the central music school of Moscow Conservatory in a special program for highly musically gifted children, and continued his studies at the Moscow Conservatory, where he earned his graduate degree. He studied cello with his father and chamber music with Aleksandr Korchagin, a cellist of the Shostakovich String Quartet, and professor Tigran Alikhanov.
While a student at the Moscow Conservatory, he made his debut as a soloist in 1991 at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme under the baton of Aleksandr Vedernikov, who went on to become chief conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre. Mr. Feygin has won numerous prizes, including at the Shostakovich Chamber Music Competition and the Viva-hall Cello Competition in Japan. At the Shostakovich Chamber Music Competition, he was awarded the special Sonata Prize by Mrs. Shostakovich herself.
Since 1990, Mr. Feygin has performed both in Russia and abroad, including at the New Viktring festival, the Corinthian Summer Music Festival in Austria, the Colmar International Festival in France organized by the Russian violinist Vladimir Spivakov, the Oleg Kagan Music Festival in Russia organized by Natalia Gutman, and the November Art Festival in Moscow.
Since 1995 he has been an artist at the Moscow Philharmonic Society management（and teaches at the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory. In 1999, he performed with Russian conductor Ilya Mussin and others. Since 2006, he has been performing in annual subscription concerts organized by the Moscow Philharmonic Society, and in an annual series of cello and piano duo chamber music concerts with Mrs. Hiroko Niimi-Feygin.
Recently, Mr. Feygin has performed with Japanese orchestras under the batons of world-famous Japanese conductors such as Kenichiro Kobayashi and Junichi Hirokami. He has also appeared with distinguished orchestras in South Korea and Vietnam. He currently serves as a jury member for competitions in Japan, Russia and South Korea, and also gives master-classes mainly in China and other Asian countries. He is also active as a soloist and chamber musician.
In 2017, Mr. Feygin released a CD including Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, and in 2018, he released a CD of the complete unaccompanied Cello Suites by J.S. Bach.In 2020 he’s CD “20th century works for solo cello” got award from Record Arts Magazine Japan . He is currently a professor at Tokyo College of Music.
Active as a concert Soloist Artist
전문 연주자 활동 중
Lecture of Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School
예원학교, 서울예고 출강
첼리스트 전경원 은 서울예술고등학교를 졸업하고 한국예술종합학교에서 학사(예술사)와 석사(예술전문사)를 취득하였고 그 후 미국으로 건너가 미시건 주립대학교(Michigan State University) 박사과정을 거쳐 듀케인 대학교(Duquesne University 피츠버그)에서 아티스트 디플로마를 취득하였다. 듀케인 대학교 재학시절, 그의 스승인 피츠버그 심포니 오케스트라 첼로 수석 Anne Martindale Williams로부터 "예리한 곡 해석과 풍부한 톤을 만들어내는 탁월한 능력의 음악인, 그리고 따뜻한 감성의 첼리스트"라는 최고의 찬사를 받았다.
그는 조선일보 콩쿠르 1등과 한국 페스티발 앙상블 콩쿠르 우승과 더불어 페스티발 상을 받았으며 2003년도 에는 영국 첼튼햄 오케스트라 협연자 콩쿠르에서 우승함으로써 쇼스타코비치 첼로 협주곡1번으로 국제 무대에 데뷔하였다. 그 후 미시건 주립대 시절 Honors competition의 Finalist였으며 미시건 주립대와 듀케인 대학교에서는 전액 장학금 과 수석 첼리스트 에게만 주어지는 (Stanley and Selma Hollander Endowed Scholarship)을 받았으며 첼로 조교(Teaching Assistant)로 학생들을 가르쳤다.
한국예술종합학교 오케스트라 첼로수석과 한국, 러시아 합동 오케스트라 첼로수석을 역임하였으며 러시아와 일본, 미국에서 수많은 실내악과 오케스트라 연주를 하였고 유학시절에는 미시건 주립대 오케스트라 와 듀케인 대학교 오케스트라 첼로수석을 역임하였으며 그 후 미국 마이애미에 있는 뉴월드 심포니 오케스트라(마이클 틸슨 토마스 지휘) 첼리스트로 활동 하였다. KBS 교향악단, 경기필하모닉 오케스트라, 성남시립교향악단, 전주시립교향악단, 청주시립교향악단 과 협연하였고 프라임 필하모닉 오케스트라 수석을 역임하였으며, 서울 솔리스트 첼로앙상블, 하늠 쳄버앙상블, 한국페스티발 앙상블, 헤리티지 앙상블, 앙상블스텐토, 앙상블 소리공감, Bliss 트리오(리더) 에서 다양한 연주활동을 하고 있다.
기전대학교 교수, 한국예술종합학교, 서경대학교, 한세대학교, 예원, 서울예고, 선화예고, 계원예고 에서 후학을 지도하였고 미국 듀케인대학과 우즈베키스탄 Conservatory of Uzbekistan 대학에서 Master Class 와 연주, 2008년에는 저명한 국제콩쿠르 International “Iste’dod” Music Competition of Uzbekistan 에서 심사위원으로 초빙되었다 또한 한국일보콩쿠르, 음연콩쿠르, 음악교육신문사콩쿠르, 음악저널콩쿠르, 에듀클래식콩쿠르, 우진아트홀콩쿠르, 포네클래식 콩쿠르 등…국내 주요콩쿠르 심사위원을 역임하였다.
현재 첼리스트 전경원은 블리스트리오 리더와 미국에서 활동하며 Concert Artist 및 교수로서 마스터클래스와 국제콩쿠르 심사위원으로 활동하고 있다.
Cellist Kyung Won Jeon began learning the cello at the age of 11, and He attended Seoul Arts High School (“SAHS”), Korea’s most prestigious pre-college level classical music and arts school for students of 15-18 years old. After graduating from SAHS, he was accepted into Korea National University of Arts’ (“KNUA”) Department of Instrumental Music where he studied the cello under Myung-hwa Chung, a world-renowned cellist and the winner of the Geneva International Music Competition. He received a bachelor’s degree and thereafter a master’s degree in music from KNUA.
Upon completing his studies at KNUA, he initially pursued a doctoral degree in cello performance at Michigan State University (MSU) in Lansing, Michigan. At MSU, he was on a full-tuition scholarship (Stanley and Selma Hollander Endowed Scholarship for First Chair in Cello), and studied under and worked as a teaching assistant to Suren Bagratuni, a world-renowned cellist and the winner of the silver medal at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition. However, in order to shift his focus of cello performance in the orchestral music context, Kyung Won decided to enroll in the Artist Diploma Program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he, again, was on a full-tuition scholarship and worked as a teaching assistant. At Duquesne he studied under Anne Martindale Williams, Principal Cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a lecturer at Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne universities. Kyung Won, successfully completed his study and received his Artist Diploma from Duquesne in 2008.
While attending SAHS, Kyung Won won his first major music competition at a relatively young age; he won the first prize at the Chosun Newspaper Competition, Korea’s most prestigious classical music competition. Three years later, in 1995, he won the first prize at the Korean Festival Ensemble Competition. In 2002, he competed in his first international music competition, Concerto Competition of Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra in the United Kingdom, and won the first prize. Concerto Competition of Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra also provided him with his debut at the international stage where he played the Cello Concerto No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich with Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his performance with Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra, Kyung Won has performed either as a soloist or with numerous Korean and overseas ensembles and/or orchestras (see Curriculum Vitae for the full list) including but not limited to performance at the Bach Hall in Vienna, Austria, the Tchaikovsky Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in Russia, Fete de la Musique (Music Festival) in Courchevel, France (2002), Osaka University, Japan, The Music Auditorium Building at Michigan State University (2005), Duquesne University Concert Hall (2007 and 2008), Heritage Ensemble String Quartet Foundation Concert at Ceramic Palace Hall, Korea, Jeon Kyung Won Cello Solo Recital at Seoul Arts Center, Korea, HanKyung Philharmonic New Spring Concert at Daegu Arts Center, Korea, and Korea Festival Ensemble Contemporary Music at Seoul Art Center, Korea. Upon returning to Korea in 2008, Kyung Won began teaching at various pre-college level music and arts schools as well as universities. he was a adjunct Professor of Kijeon University and also lecturer at Seoul Art High School, SunHwa Art High School, YeoWon School, SAHS (his alma mater),Jeonju University, HanSei University, and SeoKyeong University. He has been invited primary music competitions in Korea as jury member like Hankook news paper competition, Eumyeon ,Music Journal…etc. Also He was invited one of jury members in International “Iste’dod” Music Competition of Uzbekistan 2018.
In addition to his obligations as an educator, he remains active as a one of the leading young cellists in Korea by regularly holding solo recitals as well as performing in ensemble concerts through his involvement in chamber orchestras and ensembles such as Seoul Solist Cello Ensemble, Heritage Ensemble, Hanum Chamber Ensemble, and Bliss Piano Trio. He is a Professional Concert Artist, Professor and judge of international competition in the world.