Flute

Grace Wang (MD)
Grace Wang, who has recently had her solo debut at the Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, has recently finished a Graduate Performance Degree at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University with Marina Piccinini, where she has also received a Master’s Degree. Originally from South Korea, She has received her bachelor of Music and Masters degree at Seoul National University and has served as principal flutist of the Ditto Orchestra, Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. She has also substituted with major orchestras including KBS(Korean Broadcasting System) Symphony Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, and Chungnam Philharmonic Orchestra. Winner of the 2014 Baltimore Music Club Competition, 2013 American Protégé International Flute Competition, 2012 Rochester Flute Association Competition, the Journal of Music Competition, Korean Music Association Competition and many others, Ms. Wang has also been pointed as a young artist from the Gumho Asiana Cultural Foundation and has appeared as a soloist with the Seoul National University Philharmonic Orchestra and the Korean Flute Ensemble. She has performed with the Lunar Ensemble and recently she has premiered the piece ‘Book of the Lake’ by Daniel Thomas Davis commissioned by the Walters Art Museum.

Youn YYiYYoung Yi (VA)
After successful undergraduate and graduate studies in Korea, Youn came to pursue her Doctoral program in Flute performance at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Her igniting passion for young people’s music education has helped many young students grow not only musically, but in every aspect of life as a whole. She is associated with Music Teachers’ National Association and performs regularly in both local and nationwide stages.

TedKwakTed Kwak (VA)
Mr. Kwak, a former president of the Korean American Music Association, graduated from Seoul National University College of Music in Korea Korean and continued his study at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He performed with Korean National Symphony Orchestra for 7 years and for The United States Army Band in D.C. for more than 20 years. He’s now the director of Washington Festival Orchestra and pursues high quality of music education in the region.

Yi-Hsien Chen (MD)
Yi-Hsien Chen was born in Hualien, Taiwan. She received her master’s degree in clarinet performance from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in 2016 under Professors Steven Barta and Eugene Mondie. She holds a B.M. in Clarinet Performance from TungHai University taught by Ching-Yu Sun. In 2012, she was accepted to Fu Jen University, where she was ranked 1st under professor Pei-Yun Lin and selected to perform as principal clarinet with Fu Jen University Orchestra at National Concert Hall.
Yi-Hsien was the first prize winner of the Regional National Student Clarinet Competition of Music and earned highly expectations from conductors and teachers. Yi-Hsien has performed many cities in East coast and Canada. Ms. Chen is currently dedicated to performance and teaching.