Nov. 12, 1996
Studied at the Seoul National University Music College under Prof. Kowoon Yang. In 2013 he won the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Youth Violin Competition in Oberlin (USA) where he played with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 he won fourth prize at the Irving Klein International Youth Competition in San Francisco (USA). In 2012 he had his solo concert début under the auspices of the Kumho Prodigy Concert series for gifted youth. He performs with the leading Korean orchestras.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
Jennifer Lawrence, Chloe Moretz, and David Oistrakh.
What is your favorite meal?
Rib Eye Steak, Korean Beef Rib Stew.
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
Which person or people inspire you the most?
My parents, my teachers, and Youtube.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Have Big Dreams!
What would you like people to say about you?
His music makes me happy.
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
I like to be alone in the waiting room before going onstage. I pray and then go onstage with my rosary in my pocket.
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
I like hip-hop.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
My favorite noise: the noisy sound on stage that players make before starting their performance, such as the sound of strutting the stage, the sound of tuning, the sound of turning over the music sheet, the sound of light coughs... Most annoying noise: The sound of the television when I am not watching.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Liverpool... I love soccer!
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?