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.
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
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).
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.