Violin / Viola Teachers
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, taught under Dr. Airi Yoshioka (Graduate of Julliard). Won Concerto Competition 10', performed solo.
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.
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.
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.
Hyunjung Song graduated from Sunhwa Arts High School, Korea National University of Arts preparatory school, and got her bachelor degree from Korea National University of Arts. She attended festivals such as Atlantic Music Festival, Aspen music Festival, and Manhattan School of Music Summer Program. She is currently in her first year at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University under Victoria Chiang.
Julie Jeongmin Lee
Born in Seoul, South korea, Violinist Julie Jeongmin Lee began studying the violin at age four. She received her bachelor of music and master of music degree from Peabody Conservatory on a wilard and Lilian Hackerman Scholarship and concluded her studies with an Artist Diploma at Royal Conservatory of Music where she was awarded several scholarships. Her teachers include acting Concertmaster of Philadelphia Orchestra David Kim, Associate principal of New York Philaharmonic Lisa Kim as well as Victor Danchenko and Jonathan Crow.
Ms Lee’s engagements have included a performance with cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Kennedy Center Honors Gala Concert that was dedicated to Maestro Seiji Ozawa, appeared as concertmaster in Kevin Put’s Symphony no.2 under the baton of Maestra Marin Alsop with American Classics Label. She also collaborated with notable artists including Zakhar Bron, Igor Ozim, Ida Kavafian, Miriam Fried, Joseph Silverstein, Aaron Rosand,.
Lee has participated both as charismatic soloist and an imaginative chamber musician in numerous music festivals such as Banff Music Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Singapore International Violin Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, the International Violin Master Course in St. Petersburg, Burgos International Music Festival in Spain, and Summit Music Festival.