Dec. 4, 1989
Graduate of the Korean National University of Arts. He is continuing studies at the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts under Prof. Christoph Poppen. In 2011 he was victorious at the 41st International Youth Music Competition in Belgrade; he also was awarded prizes in the Isang Yun Competition in Tongyeong (South Korea) and the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg (2013). He performs in the Novus String Quartet. This quartet has won a series of awards, such as in the 61st ARD Music Competition in Munich and first prize in the 11th Wolfgang A. Mozart Competition in Salzburg (2014). He has appeared with many well-known orchestras. He plays a violin made by Carlo Giuseppe Testore provided by the German Foundation for Musical Life.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
Female Korean popstars.
What is your favorite meal?
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
Stay positive be strong and focus on your dream.
Which person or people inspire you the most?
My teacher Prof.Christoph Poppen.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Just enjoy your life.
What would you like people to say about you?
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
Wash my hand and take a deep breath.
When you perform... who are you playing for?
I think it depends on which pieces. Sometimes for the composers, sometimes for me. sometimes for the audience...
What job would you least like to do?
Musician...?? When I was a kid I always wanted to be a soccerplayer.
Is there a joke about musicians that you would like to share with us?
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
Unfortunately there is only classical music in my phone.
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
Water, candy bar, more water...?
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
My girlfriends voice, of course! I hate my alarm in the morning.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
Ballet... and Tchaikovsky competition.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?
I don't want to think about it!