Terra Warger (MD)
Terra Warger began her musical studies at the age of 5. Starting on piano, she quickly developed a strong passion for music. At age 8, she began playing the violin. Through her childhood in Kansas City, she was an active member of the Kansas City Youth Symphony, touring throughout Europe, and extensively in Italy. During the summer while not touring, she attended the Heartland Chamber Music Academy, and was coached by members of the Kansas City Symphony. Ms. Warger received her Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Arizona State University under the direction of Dr. Katherine McLin. She attended Meadowmount School of Music under Gerardo Ribeiro while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree, and was a member of the Meadowmount Bartok Quartet, chosen to play for the Bartok Society near Saranac Lake, NY. Ms. Warger studied the Suzuki Method, receiving certification in Pre-twinkle and Book 1, which spurred her interest in teaching. Since then, she has been teaching an average of 10 students at a time, between the ages of 4 and 65. Currently, Ms. Warger is pursuing a Masters of Music in Violin Performance and Pedagogy at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She volunteers at the Peabody Preparatory, and also enjoys volunteering for the Incentive Mentoring Program in the Greater Baltimore area.
Julie Ahn (MD)
Julie Ahn began her violin studies at age 6, in Los Angeles, California. Few years later, she went on to perform on the TV station KLCS and was broadcasted live on KMOZART. Ms.Ahn obtained her Bachelors and Masters, studying with Victor Danchenko at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She has also studied with artists such as Ruggiero Ricci, Pamela Frank, Christian Tetzlaff, Felix Andrievsky, and Boris Garlitsky. As the prizewinner in the Korea Times Competition, Marbury Competition, Baltimore Music Club, and the William Garrison Competition, she has performed recitals at the Kennedy Center, in the U.S., China, and South Korea.
Elizabeth Yang (MD)
Elizabeth Yang, a Korean-American violinist, began her musical studies at the age of six. She attended the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Program from 2004 to 2008 where she studied under the renowned violinist, Grigory Kalinovsky. Ms. Yang has won numerous competitions such as the Associated Music Teacher’s League Competition in 2002 and the 5th New York Music Competition sponsored by the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and The Korea Daily, where she performed in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. Ms. Yang had her first orchestral debut in 2006 with the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra playing Mozart’s Concerto No. 5 under Maestro Nam Yun Kim.
Ms. Yang has also attended many prestigious summer festivals such as the Santa Cecilia Music Festival in Venice, Italy, the Summit Music Festival in New York, and the Conservatory Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado. During her experience at these summer festivals, Ms. Yang has developed a great passion for chamber music. She performed at the ceremony honoring the appointment of Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor. Ms. Yang was also one of the winners of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and performed in Alice Tully Hall.
In addition to her passion for chamber and solo music, Ms. Yang has found a new love for teaching elementary and middle school students. Her current pedagogy professor, Rebecca Henry, stated that she “truly values the innate worth and gifts of each child and has respect for the process of developing to one’s potential, regardless of how the child might compare to others.” Ms. Yang has been accepted into the Master’s degree program in Violin Pedagogy and Performance at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. She teaches students part-time at ART-IST Music School.
Ms. Yang is currently studying under Victor Danchenko at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance on May 24th, 2012. She will be attending Peabody Conservatory this fall for her Master’s degree program in Violin Pedagogy and Performance.
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
Christian Kazmierski (MD)
Christian Kazmierski was recently reviewed by Classical Voices of North Carolina of his recent performance of the Walton Concerto as possessing “interpretive skill. The instrument sang richly and gloriously in his hands.” He was taught violin under Brian Reagin, concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, and viola under Alexander Glinkowski. He has spent summers at the Aspen Music Festival where he was principal violist of the Aspen Concert Orchestra and Orford Music Festivals where he was principal violist of the Orford Academy Orchestra, attending both festivals as a full scholarship student. During his time at the Orford Music Festival , Christian studied with the world renown violist Kim Kashkashian. Christian was also principal violist at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival where he earned a fellowship. He is the winner of the 2011 Durham Young Artists Concerto Competition, 2008 Sinfonia Young Artists Competition, a finalist in the Indianapolis Symphony Concerto Competition, Prize Winner at the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale , and a Scholar of the Annunciation Cathedral of Baltimore, Maryland. Christian has performed with The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The North Carolina Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, among many others and has soloed with the Durham Symphony and Zionsville Chamber Orchestra. He attended The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and is the recipient of the Ruth Blaustein Rosenburg Orchestral Scholarship. Christian currently studies with Stephen Wyrczynski.
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.
Jie Hyue Kim (VA)
Jie Hyue Kim, D.M.A., is a native of Daejeon, South Korea, Born into a musical family, and she began studying violin at age eight. Dr. Kim received her Doctoral degree from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music of the Catholic University of America as a full scholarship fellow and a teaching assistant in music theory department. She received her Master of Art degree from Aaron Copland School of Music at the Queens College, CUNY where she studied with Daniel Phillips, a renowned violinist of the Orion Quartet.
While attending schools, Dr. Kim has served as concertmaster of the University symphony and chamber orchestras. She won the Concerto competition of Queens College Orchestra, performed in 2009. And as a violist, she served as viola principle of Queens College Orchestra and Ureuk Symphony Orchestra in New York. As an orchestral musician Dr. Kim has performed at New York’s Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She was granted a full fellowship to participate in the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria in 2010 and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival, 2013. She has most recently been selected to perform in the 2013 Castleton Music Festival Orchestra, an honor of enormous significance, as the orchestra is hand-selected and directed by Maestro Lorin Maazel. She currently serves as the assistant second principal of the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra, VA.
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).
Yooli Lee (VA)
Yooli was born in Seoul, Korea. She started violin in 1990 and continued to study music after she moved to Vienna, Austria in 1996. After graduating American International School of Vienna, she entered Joseph Haydn Konservatorium and majored in Violin Performance. Then she moved to the United States and has been teaching violin. She also has been playing the violin in several orchestras.