Magdalena Svirlova (MD)
Ms. Svirlova holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from Uzhgorod Art and Music College, Uzhgorod, Ukraine, and a Master of Music in Violin and Viola Performance and Pedagogy from Lviv State Conservatory, Lviv, Ukrainian SSR.
She taught Violin and Viola at the Lviv College of Music Education, and was Assistant Principal Viola in the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre Orchestra from 1980 – 1999.
Magdalena is an active member of several local orchestras including the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster, PA; Gettysburg Symphony Orchestra, (Principal Second Violin), Gettysburg, PA, and orchestras of the OperaViventeBaltimore, the Annapolis Opera, and the Baltimore Lyric Opera. She has also played with the Alexandria (VA) Symphony Orchestra, Richmond (VA) Symphony Orchestra, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and the Virginia Chamber Orchestra.
She has been a member of the Violin and Viola Faculty of the Maryland Performing Arts Institute (MPAI) since 2006 and has taught at Wood Bridge Music since 2002.
YK Kim (MD)
Have been playing Violin 12years/ Piano 13years
Concert Mistress of All County Orchestra Elementary-Middle School-High School
All State Orchestra – Middle-High School
University of Maryland Balitmore County
Tought under Dr. Airi Yoshioka (Graduate of Julliard)
Won Concerto Competition 10′, performed solo
Mark Ericksen (MD)
Violinist Mark Ericksen was born in DeKalb, Illinois into a musical family and the age of 9 Mr. Ericksen began his musical studies. After high school he attended Illinois State University where he received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Sarah Gentry. In his final years of study there, Mr. Ericksen received the Illinois State University Outstanding Orchestral Student Award for his leadership as concertmaster in the Symphony and Chamber orchestras as well as the Bernard Eichen Scholarship for most promising violin student at the University.
In addition to his university studies, Mr. Ericksen performed as a member of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and was appointed Assistant Concertmaster of the Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago.
Following his undergraduate studies, Mr. Ericksen continued his education at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University where he received a Graduate Performance Diploma and a Masters of Music in Violin Performance under the guidance of Violaine Melancon. While studying at Peabody, Mr. Ericksen had the opportunity to perform for President W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Leon Fleisher, Steve Martin, Diana Ross, Martin Scorsese, and Brian Wilson at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007.
In the short time after school, Mr, Ericksen has performed along the mid-Atlantic region with Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony, Bel Cantanti Opera Company, Figaro Project, and the Olney Theatre Company.
During the previous summers he attended the Eastern and Aspen Music Festivals where he had privilege of studying Herbert Greenberg, former concertmaster of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. While performing at the Aspen Music festival Mr. Ericksen had the opportunity to collaborate with David Zinman, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, Peter Oundjian, Julia Fischer, and Charles Castleman. In the summer of 2010 he had the privilege of studying with Ann Setzer of the Juilliard School of Music, Assistant to Ivan Galamian, and Walter Schwede, former associate concertmaster of Seattle Symphony.
Mr. Ericksen embraces his sports interest in his spare time playing hockey, soccer and throwing boomerangs.
Juhi Park (MD)
Juhi Park is originally from South Korea, she moved to the U.S. when she was 12 years old. Currently, she resides in Germantown, MD. She is capable of teaching violin in both Korean and English. She started her first violin lesson at age of 5, after she graduated from Seneca Valley High school, she started lessons with Greg Pinney at Montgomery College. She transferred to The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and received Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance under Herbert Greenberg. She teaches the TWIGS at Baltimore School for the Arts.
Won Jung Kim (VA)
Violinist Wonjung Kim began her musical journey when she was 7, taking private lessons from Professor Min Kim and Dongho Ahn from Seoul National University. She went to Pusan Arts High School and Sungshim Women’s University studying Musical Performance. During and after her successful college years, she held a number of her own seasonal recitals. As a professional performer and educator after the college, she built teaching and performing experiences at Pusan Youth Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Joongang University Orchestra as well as local middle and high schools in Korea.
After her successful years in Korea, she came to the U.S. to continue her studies and build up her enthusiasm with music. She completed her Master’s degree under Dr. Gatwood, a Julliard graduate and the great world-class violinist Galamian, at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.
In 2002, she had chances to hold her recital at Kennedy Center and perform with Muse Ensemble Concert at Ward Hall. After her CUA years, she has been on a successful career in teaching and performing music with Washington Korean Symphony Orchestra and INPASS Orchestra. In addition, there are a number of her students actively performing in American Youth Orchestra (AYPO).
Anna Lee (MD)
Anna Lee began her musical studies at her age 6. She also has been playing piano 14 years. She began her musical career as a violinist when she was a little girl. She was a concertmaster in her middle school orchestra. When she was a music high school student, she performed a solo concert as a high school representative. In 2002, she performed with Busan Symphony Orchestra (BSO). She performed Fryderyk Chopin University Annual Concert for 4 years from 2004 to 2007. Anna Lee received Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Keimying University in Korea. She studied music classes under finest Polish professors from Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (K-FCUM). She received master degree under Herbert Greenberg, Indiana University graduate and served as concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in May 2012. She is doing her Doctoral degree under Jody Gatwood, a Julliard graduate and studied with virtuoso violinist Galamian, from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music of the Catholic University of America and she will graduate DMA in October 2014.
Justin Eichler (MD)
Justin Eichler’s career has encompassed solo, chamber, and orchestral playing across the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, Germany and The Bahamas. As soloist he has performed with The National Repertory Orchestra, Fairbanks Symphony, and Western Michigan University Orchestra. As a chamber musician he has performed alongside Michael Kannen, Maria Lambros, Airi Yoshioka, Kristin Jurkscheit, and Gita Ladd among others. As an orchestral musician he has performed with many orchestras, most recently as principal of Lancaster Symphony and in the section of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.
Justin has been a participant in many music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival where he was awarded a two year fellowship; as principal violist of the National Repertory Orchestra; and the Meadowmount School of Music.
Minsun Sung (VA)
Minsun Song was born in South Korea. Starting on piano, she began her musical studies at the age of six and started playing the violin at age eight. she attended the musical education at Konkuk University from 1988 to 1992 where she was an orchestra leader for Konkun Orchestra. After grauating from college, she was an active member of Seoul Pops Orchestra and Korea Sysphony Orchestra. She also participated in symphony festival in Arts Center of Seoul Korea. She taught Violin at the CBS Gangnam Cultural Center. She has experience in Private lessons for over 10 years . Currently, she is teaching at Youngsang Academy Church.
Chris Han (VA)
Chris Hahn has been teaching the Violin/Viola for the past 7 years and playing the violin and viola for the past 22 years. He started the Violin at the age of eight, under the Suzuki method, later moving onto more Classical based methods under the instruction from members of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). His primary Violin teacher was Edwin Johonott. After deciding to switch his instrument to Viola he began lessons with Ramon Scavelli and Daniel Foster who is the current Principal Violist of the NSO. Chris has served as Principal Violist and Concertmaster at his High School in Centreville, VA where he graduated in 2003 with a Music Honors Award and a Scholarship Award to the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a member of the NSO Fellowship Program and Co Principal Violist in the American Youth Philharmonic for 3 years, under the direction of Luis Haza. He has performed at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall at numerous occasions and altogether played in the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras for 7 years. Although classically trained he has shared stages with Hip Hop Artists as a vocalist and played with several Pop Musicians at the Berklee School of Music. He has committed to teaching as a career for the past 4 years and has been thriving as a musician and teacher since then. Many of his students have been recognized at excelling in their craft at their schools and local Youth Orchestra Programs, often being placed in the advanced classes and/or as first chairs of their respectable sections.
Hyeeun Park (VA)
Hyeeun Park began her violin at the age of ten in Korea. She graduated from Dong Duk Women’s University of Korea with a bachelor’s degree. In 1993 she placed first in the Siheung Youth Orchestra Competition. She has been teaching the violin for 15 years and taught violin in Siheung Elementary from 2001-2004. In addition, since 2013, she has been teaching violin at Koinos Young Saeng Presbyterian Church.
Based in Washington, DC, violist William Neri has performed on stages across the United States as well as Europe. Beginning his studies on the viola at age seven, William studied in New York as well as Connecticut before moving to Boston, MA to attend the Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
William has held principal and core positions in ensembles such as the Aspen Festival and Philharmonic orchestras, The Britten-Pears Orchestra, The Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, The Occasional Symphony and the Peabody Symphony and Concert orchestras. During his time at Walnut Hill, he was selected to perform on a broadcast of NPR’s From the Top on the stage of Jordan Hall at The New England Conservatory. His frequent orchestral and chamber music concertizing has brought him to notable stages across the globe including Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Musik und Kongreßhalle Lübeck, The Kennedy Center, and Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric.
During his travels, William has been a fellowship and scholarship recipient to perform with various music festivals. His summer engagements have included performing with The Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival across Germany, The Aspen Music Festival, The National Orchestral Institute, Brevard Music Center, and more. During these engagements he has performed under the baton of esteemed conductors such as Christoph Enschenbach, Semyon Bychkov, Krzysztof Urbanski, Manfred Honeck, Osmo Vänskä, Robert Spano, and others.
In 2015, William performed with Southbank Sinfonia, a chamber orchestra based in London that brings 33 musicians together from around the world to engage in an intensive program of performing and community outreach. While in London, William worked as a community outreach leader, teacher, and performer. He also worked side-by-side with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and members of The Orchestra of The Royal Opera House. Southbank Sinfonia performs across Britain and Europe with repertoire programs from Baroque to Jazz. Through partnerships with notable ensembles and venues like the National Theatre, and community engagement opportunities like family concerts and local side-by-side programs, Southbank Sinfonia reaches a wide and diverse audience every year.
As a student, William has become a well-rounded musician through the tutelage of various teachers. He has participated in masterclasses for musicians such as Heidi Castleman, Kim Kashkashian, Robert Vernon, and Benjamin Zander. As a recipient of the Christian A. Johnson scholarship, William was enabled to attend The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. It was here he earned his Bachelor of Music degree under the guidance of Victoria Chiang. As a graduate ensemble assistant, William earned a Master of Music degree in 2016 at The University of Maryland College Park where he studied with Daniel Foster, principal violist of The National Symphony Orchestra.